Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Sunday November 09, 2014

Harvard Secretly Photographed Students to Study Attendance

Harvard this week admitted to secretly photographing students to track attendance as part of a study. As you can imagine, the privacy backlash is causing quite a stir from both faculty and students.

The clandestine experiment, disclosed publicly for the first time at a faculty meeting Tuesday night, came to light about a year-and-a-half after revelations that administrators had secretly searched thousands of Harvard e-mail accounts. That led the university to implement new privacy policies on electronic communication this spring, but another round of controversy followed the latest disclosure.