Is it legal for a university to force students to install an application and utilise it for online examinations when the service the university itself is using cannot guarantee our information will not be stolen.
Here is some details highlighting how it works:
How the online exam is likely to work if the company mentioned in the video below is running it:
The service they use will require you to connect to a call centre which is offshore (India).
You will need to show the room you are conducting the exam in (e.g open draws, under you, the roof etc to the discretion of the supervisor)
Your webcam and audio will be recorded.
Your eye movements will be recorded in order to ensure you aren't cheating (“We can identify behaviour synonymous with cheating, like turning the head or eye movements,”
"As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that it will be 100% secure. Your transmission of your data to our Site thus is done entirely at your own risk."
Can the university really force us to do all this?