Definition of dataveillance in English:


Line breaks: data|veil¦lance
Pronunciation: /deɪtəˈveɪləns


[mass noun]
  • The practice of monitoring the online activity of a person or group.
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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.


late 20th century: blend of data and surveillance.

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