Dark Patterns in Web Design & Tricking Users Into Consent

Hi everyone,

Recently came across this article which I thought was a pretty interesting read on how companies are using “dark patterns” (UI design choices) to “manipulate or heavily influence” users to make certain choices, often to obtain their consent for various data processing activities. The end of the article contains a section on how laws and regulations can be/are being used to fight this problem including some info about how the Californian laws (the CCPA & CPRA amendment) that I discussed in my presentation earlier this week have been changed. The author has written some other interesting and fairly accessible articles on some of the topics discussed in our course so far, so I’d also recommend clicking through on her profile. Here’s the link:

https://www.vox.com/recode/22351108/dark-patterns-ui-web-design-privacy

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