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Computer Surveillance

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Computer surveillance is the observation of computer activity without the knowledge of the user.

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Computer surveillance is a type of surveillance used to monitor or spy on computer activity, including stored data and data in motion, such as that transferred over the Internet.  Computer surveillance is most prevalently conducted in government and corporate settings.  The use of this type of surveillance is usually used to monitor the transfer of intellectual property and highly classified information from being exposed to outsiders.  Software, such as that for data loss prevention, is used to prevent specific information to leave the organization's computer network by means of emails, downloads, transfers, copies, etc.  Access logs can be monitored to see who accessed what files.

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