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    Nolan comments regarding case on searches and online exam proctoring

    An article recently published by The Chronicle of Higher Education titled, “Students Say Room Scans During Online Tests Are Invasive. Now a Judge Agrees.” discusses the recent ruling that room scans - a key component in online-proctoring services - violate the Constitution.

    Bricker & Eckler attorney Josh Nolan, noted that, "Colleges nationwide should be paying close attention to this ruling, as it could be relevant to different learning modalities and ways of delivering instruction." He indicated that the decision, out of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, "is maybe the first case that deals with proctoring software and this Fourth Amendment issue," relating to "both hybrid-learning environments and online-learning environments."