function creep


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function creep

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(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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This paper provides an overview of the state of the art in this area of research, then sets out a new analytical framework for such data sources that focuses on three pressing issues: first, interpretation and disciplinary bias; second, the potential risks to data subjects in low- and middle-income countries and possible ethical responses; and third, the likelihood of 'function creep' from benign to less benign uses.
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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.
Such potential for "function creep" increases the urgency for public discussion of the policy issues and alternatives.
Through encrypting, or otherwise securing, the RFID identifier Americans and Canadians can be assured that EDLs will not experience instances of 'function creep' that would violate their reasonable expectations of privacy.