Definition[edit | edit source]
The term digital exhaust or exhaust data has several meanings but can be defined through the following:
- The output of human beings using the internet.
- The "aggregation of [consumer] data through the digitization of processes and activities" in the commercial sector which generates metadata supporting corporate profit generation.
- The production of vast amounts of information in binary code, represented as words, texts, videos, photos and other mediums, expressed on computers and websites, and distributed across the internet.
- The individual representation of a person using the aggregate of their past interactions on the internet.
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