Cookie consents with manipulative information and decision architectures are ubiquitous, at least perceived to be. The problem of such so-called dark patterns has long been recognised by regulators, studied by scientists and now also fought by data protection activists. But what are positive examples of particularly successful transparency and control measures? On what methodological basis can these be developed, and their effectiveness tested? And what is the current state of research and development of privacy icons that are considered part of the solution? The panel will provide an overview of examples from (law enforcement) practice and the current state of research as well as possible development paths.
• What are the most recent/prominent examples of good and bad transparency and control measures in practice?
• Which approaches exist in research to design and test good transparency and control measures?
• Which role do PIMS, CMP and browsers play in this context?
• What is the regulator’s point of view on this?