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Communication Privacy Management Theory
Sandra Petronio

Interpersonal Communication: Relationship Maintenance


Theory Overview (9th Edition)

People believe they own and have a right to control their private information; they do so by using personal privacy rules. When others are told, they become co-owners of the information. If co-owners don’t effectively negotiate mutually agreeable privacy rules about telling third parties, boundary turbulence is the likely result. (Socio-cultural and cybernetic traditions)

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