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The BlackBerry veil: mobile use and privacy practices by young female Saudis

Lobo, Sunila (2013) The BlackBerry veil: mobile use and privacy practices by young female Saudis. Network Economy Forum (28 May 2013). Website.

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Privacy concerns in the digital economy are increasingly a global matter. The possible revival of the Communications Data Bill in the UK amidst fears over the vulnerability of the nation to terrorism highlights the topicality of this piece and the potential risks associated to ceding individual-to-government privacy for the sake of national security. In this post, Sunila Lobo presents the summary of an award winning paper coauthored with LSE Tech Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood, which suggests that Saudi Arabian female youth share similarities with youth around the world in their use of mobile phones, but negotiate privacy in a unique way. Therefore, universal notions of privacy are challenged.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JC Political theory
K Law > K Law (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 11:42
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 23:20

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