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Paavana Kumar on How are Businesses Navigating the Dark Patterns Maze.

Published on
April 24, 2024

In this episode of "Fair Patterns: Regain Your Free Will Online," Paavana Kumar, Partner at Davis + Gilbert, and Marie Potel-Saville, Founder of Amurabi & Fair Patterns, engage in a comprehensive discussion about dark patterns and deceptive online practices.

Together, they explore the evolving regulatory landscape, focusing on the FTC's guidelines and enforcement actions. They discuss the negative option rule, proposed updates to streamline requirements for subscription programs, and practical steps businesses can take to avoid dark patterns and ensure compliance with regulations. The conversation also addresses the increasing pressure on companies to prioritize consumer well-being over short-term gains and the potential legal repercussions of failing to do so.

Furthermore, Paavana and Marie discuss the broader implications of deceptive practices on society and the importance of ethical considerations in digital design and user experience. They emphasize the need for businesses to be transparent about their consumer transparency goals, conduct comprehensive audits of user experiences, and optimize cancellation mechanisms to create a seamless and hassle-free process for consumers.

Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into the complexities of the dark patterns maze and offers actionable advice for businesses to navigate the landscape ethically and responsibly.

Amurabi helped us think out of the box in a very powerful way

Jolling de Pree

Partner at De Brauw

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