Following its plenary session in March, the European Data Protection Board has released its guidance on so-called dark patterns on social media platforms and their potential EU General Data Protection Regulation infringements. The board provided examples and best practices for addressing dark patterns but noted that the options are "not exhaustive." The guidelines outline principles for transparency, accountability and data protection by design as well as GDPR provisions that can help dark pattern assessments. The EDPB also drew up a checklist for identifying particular dark patterns. The deadline for public comments on the guidance is the 2nd of May.
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