GPEN preparing to launch dark patterns investigation

23/01/2024 | GPEN

An international investigation into the deceptive design practices (dark patterns) employed by websites and apps is being organised by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) between 29 January and 2 February. The investigation will analyse a range of indicators, including the clarity of texts and the design of the interface, in order to identify nagging messages, obstacles or forced interactions that obstruct users' choices. The results will enable each data protection authority (DPA) to launch awareness campaigns, contact website and app owners to report critical issues, or initiate investigations against them.

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