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Following Snowden: A Cross-cultural Study on the Social Impact of Snowden's Revelations

Murata, K.; Adams, A. A.; Lara Palma, A. M.

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.813918", 
  "title": "Following Snowden: A Cross-cultural Study on the Social Impact of Snowden's Revelations", 
  "issued": {
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  "abstract": "Purpose \u2013 This paper introduces a cross-cultural study of the views and implications of Snowden's\nrevelations about NSA/GCHQ surveillance practices, undertaken through surveys administered in\neight countries. The aims and the academic and social significance are explained and justification\noffered for the methods used.\nDesign/methodology/approach \u2013 Pilot surveys were deployed in two countries, following which\nrevised versions were deployed in eight countries (including new collection in the original pilot\ncountries). Quantitative analysis of suitable answer sets (Yes/No; Likert scales) and quantitative\nanalysis (interpretation of free text answers) were performed.\nFindings \u2013 Through the pilot survey studies conducted in Japan and Spain, the academic\nsignificance and validity as well as social significance of the project were confirmed.\nSocial implications \u2013 The results of the cross-cultural study are expected to contribute not only to\nthe advance of surveillance studies but also to the enhancement of ordinary, non-technical people's\nawareness of state surveillance and their proactive approach to protecting their own rights and\ndignity from covert intrusion by government agencies.\nOriginality/value \u2013 This paper clarifies the importance and methodologies of investigating the\nsocial impact of Snowden's revelations on youngsters' attitudes toward privacy and state\nsurveillance in a cross-cultural analysis framework. Although a few other studies have looked at the\nimpact of Snowden's revelations, these have mostly focussed on the US, so this is the only study to\ndate considering that impact on a broad international scale, using highly similar surveys to ensure\ncomparability. This record was migrated from the OpenDepot repository service in June, 2017 before shutting down.", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Murata, K."
      "family": "Adams, A. A."
      "family": "Lara Palma, A. M."
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "813918"
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