On Saturday, March 6th, from 1:00 – 4:30 pm ET, please join the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) and Privacy Lab (an initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School) for a symposium on remote proctoring technology. This interdisciplinary discussion will examine how remote proctoring software promotes bias, undermines privacy, and creates barriers to accessibility.
Sessions (all times Eastern):
1:00 pm: Opening Remarks.
Albert Fox Cahn, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
1:10 pm – 2:10 pm: Session one will provide an overview of the technology used for remote proctoring, which ranges from keyloggers, to facial recognition, and other forms of artificial intelligence. Panelists will highlight the rapid growth of remote proctoring technology during the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential role in the future.
Lindsey Barrett, Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law
Rory Mir, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Sava Saheli Singh, University of Ottawa AI + Society Initiative
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Part two will explore the numerous technical, pedagogical, and sociological drivers of racial bias in remote proctoring technology. Speakers will examine sources of bias for existing software, its legal ramifications, and likely changes in future remote proctoring systems.
David Brody, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Chris Gilliard, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center
Lia Holland, Fight For The Future
2:20 pm – 3:20 pm: Lastly, our final session will explore remote proctoring’s impact on accessibility for students with disabilities. Panelists will detail the difficulties students have already experienced using such software, as well as the potential legal ramifications of such discrimination.
Chancey Fleet, Data and Society
Marci Miller, Potomac Law Group, PLLC
Tara Roslin, National Disabled Law Students Association
4:20 pm: Closing Remarks.
Sean O'Brien, Yale