Post-Snowden Internet Policy: Between Public Outrage, Resistance and Policy Change

Open Access Journal | ISSN: 2183-2439

Post-Snowden Internet Policy: Between Public Outrage, Resistance and Policy Change


  • Julia Pohle Internet Policy Project Group, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
  • Leo Van Audenhove Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and Co-Lab for e-Inclusion and Social Innovation, University of the Western Cape, South Africa


Abstract  This editors’ introduction provides a short summary of the Snowden revelations and the paradoxical political and public responses to them. It further provides an overview of the current academic debate triggered by the Snowden case and the documents leaked by him and introduces the articles featured in this issue on post-Snowden Internet policy.


Keywords  digital; intelligence agency; Internet policy; policy change; privacy; Snowden; surveillance; whistleblowing


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/mac.v5i1.932


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