In the second half of my interview with the EFF’s Lindsay Oliver and Jason Kelley, we talk about how these draconian surveillance systems put several students at a distinct disadvantage and how the teacher themselves feel about all of this. How might all of this normalize surveillance for young people? Can the invisible hand of the market resolve some of these issues? What should the policies be around proctoring and the use of these surveillance apps? How can we push back and demand change most effectively?
Lindsay Oliver is the Project Manager for EFF’s activism team, and works on the self-help resource Surveillance Self-Defense, Security Education Companion, and student privacy.
Jason Kelley guides EFF’s social media tactics and develops EFF’s online digital advocacy, and writes about various forms of governmental and private surveillance and tracking.
- VOTE! https://www.vote.org/
- Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency tip sheets: https://www.cisa.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-resources
- Surveillance Self Defense for students: https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/privacy-students
- Electronic Frontier Alliance: https://supporters.eff.org/join-efa
- This article has TONS of student privacy resources: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/students-are-pushing-back-against-proctoring-surveillance-apps