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Making Choice Meaningful - Tackling Dark Patterns in Cookie and Consent Banners through European Data Privacy Law

  • Dark patterns steer users into taking decisions they would not have made otherwise. They are widespread in ‘cookie banners’ where they nudge or otherwise lead users into ‘consen-ting’ to intensive and controversial processing of personal data, such as online tracking and behavioural targeting. The prevalence of dark patterns in the privacy context is not only due to an enforcement deficit. It is also due to a lack of legal provisions that effectively implement the principles of privacy by design and by default. The legislator should address privacy dark patterns by ensuring meaningful choice of data subjects.

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Author:Mario Martini, Christian Drews
Document Type:Other
Year of Completion:2022
Publishing Institution:Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Contributing Corporation:Social Science Research Network: SSRN
Release Date:2023/02/06
Tag:Cookie and Consent Banners
GND Keyword:Dark Patterns
Page Number:34
First Page:1
Last Page:34
Documents ordered by chairs:Lehrstuhl für Verwaltungswissenschaft, Staatsrecht, Verwaltungsrecht und Europarecht (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Martini)
Access Rights:Frei zugänglich
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt