Welcome to Dataveillance

There are important public safety and law enforcement reasons why police must use undercover social media accounts. Tensions however between Social Media Companies and Law Enforcement are at an all-time high and many of these Companies are moving towards strong encryption on their platforms. Undoubtedly, this will have a profound effect on Law Enforcement. Couple this with every internet resource collecting vast amounts of user’s data (Law Enforcement included), it is imperative that Law Enforcement shifts its online investigation practices to meet these numerous obstacles and challenges.

Social media and mobile applications are unexploited sources of data. People are relying on social media sites and apps more than ever to give and exchange information with relatives, associates, friends and even complete strangers. Data gathered from these sites and apps have fundamentally altered the way police proactively patrol and investigate crime. But are we doing it right?

Founded in 2012, Dataveillance is a social media and open source intelligence research company that provides training to law enforcement and those working in direct support of law enforcement, by professional instruction in conducting cybercrime and high-risk online investigations.

Dataveillance not only provides current up to date training on social media, mobile applications, and open source intelligence, but also demonstrates how to integrate these tools into traditional investigations.

Dataveillance has provided training to thousands of law enforcement professionals working for Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies. With the numerous risks on the internet, Dataveillance strives to provide the safest anonymization techniques to protect the security and safety of those working online and conducting internet-based investigations.

Technology touches nearly every crime today and Dataveillance is focused on staying current in the ever-changing world of internet-based investigations and continually updates its curriculum and practices as these changes occur.