The word "Surveillance" is generally used to describe the monitoring of someone suspected of wrongdoing. I found one paper that also referenced an alternate definition as "the systematic collection and monitoring of personal data for the purpose of social control".
The point of this stream was not to ponder some sort of distopian future where our information is used against us, but the way things are headed, it certainly seems a plausible outcome. Information is power. And in the Roger Clarke paper I noted earlier, he stated that "Surveillance is an element of tyranny." I don't think there's any disputing that. The thing I think that I'm concerned with is that the longer we go without bucking the trend, the more likely I think it is that our personal data and the data that's collected about us via our various electronic tethers, will be leveraged in nefarious ways we could never have imagined.