University warned over survey that got ‘too personal’

A private university received a warning from South Korea’s human rights body over a mandatory survey that included highly personal questions, writes Choi Ji-won for The Korea Herald.

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said the University of Suwon, located south of Seoul in Gyeonggi Province, violated students’ rights by requiring them to fill out the detailed questionnaire before they could check their exam scores.

In December, the university added the 95-question survey to the lecture evaluation questionnaire that students must fill out in order to view their test results. Some of the questions concerned private and sensitive matters, such as sexual relationships, sexual orientation and financial status. A student filed a complaint about the survey with the rights commission in January.
Full report on The Korea Herald site