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Ban on websites designed to influence a user’s decisions under EU lawmakers' scrutiny

By Nicholas Wallace
  • 06 Dec 2021 12:44
  • 06 Dec 2021 16:48
Online platforms could be banned from using so-called "dark patterns" that trick or pressure users into making decisions, such as allowing their data to be used by advertisers, under draft rules discussed by EU lawmakers today.
Negotiators from each of the European Parliament’s main political groups met today to discuss

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Nicholas Wallace


Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.

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