function creep


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function creep

n
(Sociology) the gradual widening of the use of a technology or system beyond the purpose for which it was originally intended, esp when this leads to potential invasion of privacy
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Under these conditions, what Lyon (2008) has referred to as function creep is inevitable.
Until recently, the power function creep curve model has been applied widely for the creep calculation of tall CFRDs.
I also want to argue that like the problematic public-private partnerships identified by Corbett (2008), there is another mode of function creep at work.
Sir Joseph Pilling, the first "identity commissioner", dismissed warnings of function creep - which would see the ID register expand to include more and more personal information - because the scheme was now voluntary.