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Why Regulation of Dark Patterns Is Here to Stay

BY | August 31, 2022

Consumer protection regulators across a variety of jurisdictions are taking on the challenge of combating online “dark patterns” through targeted enforcement actions and new rulemaking initiatives. Broadly speaking, dark patterns…

Consumer protection regulators across a variety of jurisdictions are taking on the challenge of combating online “dark patterns” through targeted enforcement actions and new rulemaking initiatives. Broadly speaking, dark patterns are user interface techniques that benefit an online service by leading users into making decisions they might not otherwise make. Some dark patterns deceive users, while others exploit cognitive biases or shortcuts to manipulate their actions. But businesses compla

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