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 around the World: International Comparison of Attitudes to Snowden's Revelations about the NSA/GCHQ
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.311-327
著者・共著者 Andrew A. Adams, Kiyoshi Murata, Yasunori Fukuta, Yohko Orito and Ana María Lara Palma
概要 Purpose: A survey of the attitudes of students in eight countries towards the revelations of mass surveillance by the US' NSA and the UK's GCHQ has been described in an introductory paper and seven country-specific papers (The People's Republic of China and Taiwan are combined in a single paper). This paper aims to present a comparison of the results from these countries and draws conclusions about the similarities and differences noted.

Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was deployed in Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, The People's Republic of China, Spain, Sweden and Taiwan. The original survey was in English, translated into German, Japanese and Chinese for relevant countries. The survey consists of a combination of Likert scale, Yes/no and free-text responses. The results are quantitatively analysed using appropriate statistical tools and the qualitative answers are interpreted (including, where appropriate, consolidated into quantitative results).

Findings: There are significant differences between respondents in the countries surveyed with respect to their general privacy attitudes and their willingness to follow Snowden's lead, even where they believe his actions served the public good.

Research limitations/implications: Owing to resource limitations, only university students were surveyed. In some countries (Germany and New Zealand), the relatively small number of respondents limits the ability to make meaningful statistical comparisons between respondents from those countries and from elsewhere on some issues.

Practical implications: Snowden's actions are generally seen as laudable and having had positive results, among the respondents surveyed. Such results should give pause to governments seeking to expand mass surveillance by government entities.

Originality/value: There have been few surveys regarding attitudes to Snowden's revelations, despite the significant press attention and political actions that have flowed from it. The context of attitudes to both the actions he revealed and the act of revelation itself is useful in constructing political and philosophical arguments about the balance between surveillance activity for state security and the privacy of individual citizens.
DOI 10.1108/JICES-03-2017-0016
ISSN 1477-996X
researchmap用URL https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-03-2017-0016