Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Passive Data Collection

Data collection in which information is gathered automatically—often without the end user’s knowledge—as the user navigates from page to page on a website. This is typically accomplished through the use of cookies, web beacons or other types of identification mechanisms.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: F128

Associated term(s): Observational Study; Cookie; Web Beacons; Active Data Collection