Definition of dataveillance in English:

dataveillance

Pronunciation: /ˌdātə-//ˌdatəˈvāləns/

noun

  • The practice of monitoring digital data relating to personal details or online activities.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Until and unless comprehensive information privacy protection is in place, effective controls over the techniques of dataveillance will not be possible.’
    • ‘Watchdog groups are especially concerned about four of the programs that constitute a ‘dragnet’ or dataveillance, a surveillance of large groups of people, on citizen and terrorist alike.’
    • ‘The don't even begin to convey the vast scope of dataveillance, the massive collection and distillation of consumer data into a hyper-sophisticated brand of marketing analysis.’
    • ‘So-called dataveillances are used extensively in marketing, medicine, policing and border control, offering advantages and disadvantages.’
    • ‘Increasing cyber crime, along with surveillance, dataveillance and the steady erosion of privacy, has become one inevitable human dimension of information technology.’

Origin

1970s (originally denoting the monitoring of digital data): blend of data and surveillance.

Pronunciation:

dataveillance

/ˌdātə-//ˌdatəˈvāləns/