Definition of dataveillance in English:


Syllabification: da·ta·veil·lance
Pronunciation: /ˌdatəˈvāləns, ˌdātə-


The practice of monitoring the online activity of a person or group, from algorithmic study of the residue of their various electronic and digital transactions and activities.
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  • Mass dataveillance threatens us with more than embarrassment and invasions of privacy: It also threatens our values of equality in ways that could transform the relationship between citizens and their government.
  • Increasing cyber crime, along with surveillance, dataveillance and the steady erosion of privacy, has become one inevitable human dimension of information technology.
  • Until and unless comprehensive information privacy protection is in place, effective controls over the techniques of dataveillance will not be possible.


1980s: blend of data and surveillance.

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