Keeping a Low Profile?: Technology, Risk and Privacy among Undocumented Immigrants

@article{Guberek2018KeepingAL,
  title={Keeping a Low Profile?: Technology, Risk and Privacy among Undocumented Immigrants},
  author={Tamy Guberek and Allison McDonald and Sylvia Simioni and Abraham Hani Mhaidli and Kentaro Toyama and Florian Schaub},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2018}
}
Undocumented immigrants in the United States face risks of discrimination, surveillance, and deportation. We investigate their technology use, risk perceptions, and protective strategies relating to their vulnerability. Through semi-structured interviews with Latinx undocumented immigrants, we find that while participants act to address offline threats, this vigilance does not translate to their online activities. Their technology use is shaped by needs and benefits rather than risk perceptions… 

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