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Phys | 05.15.18

What mobile phones mean for refugees

Mark Latonero

How do refugees view privacy in an increasingly connected world? Leiden University covers Data + Human Rights Research Lead Mark Latonero’s new report Refugee Connectivity, co-authored with Jos Berens and Danielle Poole.

“Many refugees today have access to a mobile phone. They use their phones to stay in touch with family members in their country of origin, look up information on asylum procedures and to transfer money electronically. But what effect do mobile technologies have on migrants, in a positive and a negative sense?”

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