The „Dark Pattern Detection-Project” (dapde) hosts a two-day interdisciplinary conference on Dark Patterns:
„Defusing Dark Patterns – current technical and legal approaches"
The event takes place on November 10/11th and together with researchers, industry representatives and consumer advocates examines the status quo regarding Dark Patterns. In particular, the conference highlights the problems regarding the use of dark patterns as well as possible legal and technical solutions to it.
The total of 5 panels is held on two consecutive afternoons (3:00-7:00 p.m. CET). Subsequently, participants have the chance to meet selected panelists and ask questions in smaller groups.
The event is hosted digitally and free after registration here.
Day 1, Wednesday Nov 10, 2021
14:30 CET: Opening Web-Room
14:45 – 14:50 CET: Address of Welcome pt.1
Mario Martini (German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer, dapde-Project Co-leader) + Michael Gertz (University Heidelberg, dapde-Project Co-leader)
14:50 – 15:00 CET: Address of Welcome pt.2
Christian Kastrop, State Secretary BMJV (German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection)
15:00 – 15:45 CET : Panel 1: What´s the Problem?
Dark Patterns and Online Manipulation
Host: Hannah Ruschemeier, Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS)
Panelist 1: Colin Gray, Purdue University
Panelist 2: Susanne Hahn, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Panelist 3: Katherine Zhou, Spotify / design ethically
15:45 – 16:45 CET : Panel 2: Will existing rules save us?
Dark Patterns and Data Protection
Host: Christian Drews, dapde-team
Panelist 1: Max Schrems, NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights
Panelist 2: Estelle Hary, European Data Protection Board
Panelist 3: Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Radboud University
16:45 – 17:00 CET : Meet the Panelists & Ask me anything
17:00 – 17:15 CET: Coffee break
17:15 – 18:15 CET: Panel 3: Protecting the most vulnerable
Dark Patterns in apps and games: Targeting children/teenagers
Host: Paul Seeliger, dapde-team
Panelist 1: To be announced
Panelist 2: Angela J. Campbell, Georgetown University
Panelist 3: Jose Zagal, University of Utah
18:15 – 18:30 CET: Meet the Panelists & Ask me anything
18:30 – 18:45 CET: End of Day 1 - Plenum/Panel: Synthesis Session
Summary of the day + Outlook for the next day
Day 2, Thursday Nov 11, 2021
14:45 CET: Opening Web-Room
15:00 – 15:15 CET: Start of Day 2
Address of Welcome
Short summary of the previous day + Outlook for the day
15:15 – 16:15 CET: Panel 4: Will new rules save us?
Dark Patterns in e-commerce
Host: Inken Kramme, dapde-team
Panelist 1: Miika Blinn, VZBV (Federation of German Consumer Organisations)
Panelist 2: Anne-Jel Hoelen, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets
Panelist 3: Hans W. Micklitz, European University Institute
16:15 – 16:30 CET: Meet the Panelists & Ask me anything
16:30 – 16:45 CET: Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:45 CET: Panel 5: Will Technology save us?
On recognising Dark Patterns automatically and preventing them
Host: Michael Gertz (University Heidelberg, dapde-project co-leader)
Panelist 1: Midas Nouwens, Aarhus University
Panelist 2: Marija Slavkovik, University of Bergen
Panelist 3: Harshvardhan Pandit, Trinity College Dublin
17:45 – 18:00 CET: Meet the Panelists & Ask me anything
18:00 – 18:15 CET: End of the Conference