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Petition Against the Use of Honour Lock in Algonquin Paralegal Program

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This is a Petition to protest the use of Honour Lock during our Final Exams. This system is highly invasive in addition to not being secure. Students should not be forced to make the choice of whether to allow this program to collect their information from their private homes, or whether to forgo their final exams and ultimately their credit in the course (as it is a requirement for students to write their final exams under the Law Society of Ontario). Moreover, many students are in isolation with housemates that work in highly data-sensitive professions, and therefore cannot allow the program access their information for security reasons. While we do understand that our exams need to be monitored, the students have already individually signed an undertaking promising to maintain academic integrity.

The following are exerpts from the Honour Lock Privacy Policy:

"When Students and Authorized Users login to a School’s LMS and install the Honorlock Chrome extension, they are asked to provide us with certain personal information. This personal information may include your first and last name, email address, LMS user ID, and, with respect to Students, all Authentication Data (including personal information contained on a Student’s photo ID, such as driver’s license number, home address, date of birth, and other information)."

"We may also collect information about the devices being used by Authorized Users. Information about devices may include type of device, operating system and version (e.g., iOS, Android or Windows), carrier and country location, network type (WiFi, 3G, 4G, LTE), and other related device information (collectively, “Device Information”). We use the Device Information in connection with Authentication, and to provide the Services, including, without limitation, to detect Student misconduct when taking Exam."

"We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet."

“The App and our servers are operated in the United States. Please be aware that your Information may be transferred to, processed, maintained, and used on computers, servers, and systems located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your country of origin. Except in the case of data transfers under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, your decision to provide such data to us, or allow us to collect such data through the App, constitutes your consent to this data transfer.”

If you do not consent to these terms, but still want the opportunity to write your final exams, please sign this petition!

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