electronic surveillance

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electronic surveillance

1. (Electrical Engineering) the use of such electronic devices as television monitors, video cameras, etc, to prevent burglary, shop lifting, break-ins, etc
2. (Electrical Engineering) monitoring events, conversations, etc, at a distance by electronic means, esp by such covert means as wiretapping or bugging

electron′ic surveil′lance

the gathering of information by surreptitious use of electronic devices, as in crime detection or espionage.
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Noun1.electronic surveillance - surveillance by electronic means (e.g. television)electronic surveillance - surveillance by electronic means (e.g. television)
surveillance - close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
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Tender announced by SREDINJA AGENCIJA ZA FINANCIRANJE I UGOVARANJE PROGRAMA I PROJEKATA EUROPSKE UNIJE (11548277852),Croatia under the project funded by European Union (EU), for Contract notice for Introduction of electronic surveillance - the pilot project.
lt;/pre> <p>A detailed January 5 analysis of the matter by the Congressional Research Service, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress, disputed the administration's claim that the NSA's domestic spying was justified by the September 18, 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, noting, "it appears unlikely that a court would hold that Congress has expressly or implicitly authorized the NSA electronic surveillance operations.
The three primary techniques of lawfully authorized electronic surveillance available to law enforcement are pen registers, trap and trace devices, and content interceptions.
The majority of officers who assisted in monitoring the wiretap continued to work on unrelated matters while the electronic surveillance was in place.
Supreme Court completely altered the legal landscape surrounding electronic surveillance with two decisions in 1967.
Upon lawfully seizing a pager incident to arrest, an officer initially must realize that the retrieval of alphanumeric or voice messages within a pager is not an interception of a communication, as defined in the federal electronic surveillance statute commonly referred to as Title III.
Because the very nature of crisis situations often disrupts the normal collection of relevant intelligence, electronic surveillance in the form of wiretaps and listening devices is often used to assist.

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