Internet censorship circumvention technology use in human rights organizations: An exploratory analysis

Carleen F. Maitland, Herschel F. Thomas, Louis Marie Ngamassi Tchouakeu

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Abstract

Using an organizational informatics approach, this study explores the implications of human rights organizations' use of censorship circumvention technologies. Through qualitative analyses of data collected through in-depth interviews, the research examines the factors influencing the use of circumvention technologies and the organizational effects of their use. The outcomes include a revised model of censorship circumvention technology use as well as a new model situating human rights organizations and their audiences in bidirectional information flows. The research provides recommendations for practice as well as insight for organizational informatics and information systems security research in the areas of protective technologies, awareness, detection, and physical security.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-300
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Information Technology
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Strategy and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences

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