Minister will not interfere with online proctoring

Minister will not interfere with online proctoring



Universities and universities of applied sciences are allowed to use controversial anti-spy software, Minister Dijkgraaf has written to the Dutch House of Representatives, as long as they have their privacy in order. It recently emerged that a widely used programme (not by TU Delft), Proctorio, had a leak. Hackers could easily gain access to sensitive student data. The Dutch political parties GroenLinks and SP submitted written questions about this.


The Minister does not want to interfere, it appears from his answers. “It is the responsibility of higher education institutions to have their privacy in order. Higher education institutions do not answer to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for that. They must enter into dialogue with the software provider.” Incidentally, as far as the Ministry is aware, no student data has been stolen as a result of the leak. It is said to have been closed within a week. (HOP, BB)


Editor in chief Saskia Bonger

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