Privacy has become a prevailing theme over the last several decades. New technologies have heightened our awareness making the concern for privacy important across contexts and cultures. As a result, legal and policy-based centers as well as professional organizations interested in privacy issues have begun to develop around the globe.
This Communication Privacy Management (CPM) research and teaching center adds a unique focus considering issues of privacy management from a communication science perspective emphasizing how people navigate decisions about who to tell, when to tell, what to disclose, and if they will tell their private information.
The CPM Center emphasizes the way people make decisions about revealing and concealing (disclosing and protecting; granting and denying access) their private information. The goal of this center is to broaden the scope of how people understand the way privacy management functions in everyday life. The center concentrates on private information management, not only in confidential relationships, but also includes privacy management within families, groups, online social networking communities, organizational interactions, and healthcare delivery.