privacy

The Brookings Institute recently released a study on what it terms the Privacy Paradox, which argues that our concerns about privacy are not monolithic, but contextual.

What does that mean? For illustration, they use the experience of an adolescent male purchasing condoms. Having had to do so in a time when condoms were behind the counter, I can concur that privacy and its accompanying embarrassment were key concerns as I waited until there was a male pharmacist at the counter.

To find out how that impacts product purchases, Benjamin Wittes and Emma Kohse used Google surveys to ask about buying behavior for products where there might be privacy...

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of MichiganCredit: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan

A new discussion of teen health issues focused, in one of its presentations, on the boundaries that are in place (and others that perhaps should be) between privacy in medical/health counseling and parents need-to and desire-to know what's going on in their child's...