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surveillance

close observation or supervision maintained over a person, group, etc., esp one in custody or under suspicion

surveillance

the monitoring, and the associated direct or indirect forms of supervision and superintendence by the modern STATE, of the activities of its citizens. The capacity for surveillance possessed by modern NATION STATES has increased compared with those available to earlier forms of state, as the result of spectacular improvements in techniques for the collection and storage of INFORMATION and equally striking improvements in means of transport and communications.

For FOUCAULT, in Discipline and Punish (1975), the ‘disciplinary power’ of modern societies is an all-pervasive feature of these societies and a predominant feature of administrative power within them. Remedial and CARCERAL ORGANIZATIONS, which remove human liberty are not more than extreme forms of a generalized tendency to heightened surveillance within these societies.

Foucault's emphasis is disputed by many however. Our heightened awareness of, and concern about, situations in which some individuals are subject to loss of liberty reflects the new importance of a concern for liberty within modern societies and the many areas of life in which liberties have increased. Nonetheless, few dispute that – for good and for ill – surveillance and control are an important characteristic of modern societies and the modern state. Compare ORIENTAL DESPOTISM, ABSOLUTISM. See also SEQUESTRATION, TOTALITARIANISM.

surveillance

[sər′vā·ləns]
(engineering)
Systematic observation of air, surface, or subsurface areas or volumes by visual, electronic, photographic, or other means, for intelligence or other purposes.

surveillance

The systematic observation of airspace, surface or subsurface areas, places, persons, or things, by visual, aural, electronic, photographic, or other means.
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more efficient and effective market surveillance for products within the internal market.
The Apama Market Surveillance and Monitoring Accelerator includes a range of alerts and supervisory controls that track the monitoring and investigatory stages.
The Quantum5 Market Surveillance Engine allows for immediate delivery of TPI scores intraday and produces several valuable and comprehensive reports, all of which greatly exceed any SEC best execution and compliance reporting requirements.
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While our investigation in coordination with the SEC is not yet complete, our Market Surveillance and Enforcement Divisions are working to bring this matter to a responsible and expeditious close.
Meaden will be responsible for all PHLX's Regulatory areas, consisting of Market Surveillance, Regulatory Services, Securities, and Examinations.
Little needs to be added to what is contained in the Joint Report as it pertains to the expanded role of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York-in cooperation with the other agencies-with regard to day-to-day surveillance of the government securities market except (1) to emphasize that market surveillance is quite distinct from dealer surveillance, which we are discontinuing; and (2) to emphasize that it will take some time to fully put in place some of the new or altered statistical reporting arrangements that might be agreed upon by the interagency surveillance working group over the period immediately ahead.
The purpose of this contract is to cater for the appropriate technical assistance to the cooperation of Member State authorities within the field of market surveillance under Construction Products Regulation (305/2011/EU; the CPR).
Kaskad's first application is a market surveillance system for a major US stock exchange.
Software AG today unveiled the latest addition to its Apama market surveillance solution with alerts to identify FX (Foreign Exchange) market manipulation and benchmark fixing.
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