ムラタ キヨシ   Kiyoshi Murata
  村田 潔
   所属   明治大学  商学部
   職種   専任教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2017/09
形態種別 学術雑誌
査読 査読有り
標題 Following Snowden, German Uncertainty about Monitoring
執筆形態 共著(筆頭者以外)
掲載誌名 Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
掲載区分国外
出版社・発行元 Emerald Publishing
巻・号・頁 15(3),pp.232-246
著者・共著者 Andrew A. Adams, Sarah Hosell and Kiyoshi Murata
概要 Purpose: As part of an international study of knowledge of and attitudes to Snowden's revelations about the activities of the National Security Agency/Government Communications Headquarters, this paper aims to deal with Germany, taking its socio-cultural and political environment surrounding privacy and state surveillance into account.

Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was answered by 76 German University students. The quantitative responses to the survey were statistically analysed as well as qualitative considerations of free text answers.

Findings: Snowden's revelations have had an important influence over German students' attitudes toward privacy and state surveillance, and show concerns over the privacy risks associated with Internet activity.

Practical implications: The study results imply a need to build a collective awareness of the importance of the right to privacy and its responsibilities, the available technological options for individuals to exert their own privacy and security and the democratic means to agree and enforce appropriate legal restrictions on state surveillance.

Social implications: Young Germans support Snowden's actions and would be more willing to emulate him in Germany than in the USA. While many believe that people must give up some privacy and freedom for security, few seem to believe that current US or German approaches are valid and justified.

Originality/value: This study is the first attempt to investigate the social impact of Snowden's revelations on German students' attitudes toward privacy and state surveillance as part of cross-cultural analyses between eight countries.
DOI 10.1108/JICES-01-2017-0006
ISSN 1477-996X
researchmap用URL https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-01-2017-0006