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Video: Dark Patterns – A Conversation with Elkina, Ross, and Solove

Please check out the conversation I had with Alexandra Ross and Elena Elkina about dark patterns. A “dark pattern” is a term coined in 2010 by  Harry Brignull, who defined it as “a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up […]

Upcoming LinkedIn Live Conversation on Dark Patterns

I will be having a LinkedIn Live session on Tuesday, May 11, at 1 PM Eastern: Dark Patterns: A Conversation with Elena Elkina, Alexandra Ross, and Daniel Solove Tuesday, May 11 at 1 PM Eastern I’ll be speaking with: Elena Elkina Elena is a a co-founder of Aleada Consulting, a woman and minority owned privacy […]

Upcoming Book Reading of The Eyemonger at World Bank Event

I will be speaking on May 19th at 4:30pm EST at a virtual book reading of my children’s book, THE EYEMONGER. The event is hosted by the World Bank Data Privacy Office and the World Bank Group Family Network. How to Be a Privacy Superhero: Defeating Spooky Eyes and Internet Spies Virtual Book Reading of […]

Podcast Interview with Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario on Privacy and Children

On this podcast, Info Matters, I chat with Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario, Canada about kids and privacy and my children’s book on privacy, THE EYEMONGER. Episode Summary: Parents, kids, teachers, this one’s for you! Explaining privacy in a way that kids can understand — concepts and tools you can use […]

Dark Patterns Reading List and Resources

Dark patterns are starting to receive increased regulatory attention, which is a welcome development in the evolution of privacy law. Here’s a dark patterns resource and reading list. What Are “Dark Patterns”? Harry Brignull coined the term “dark pattern” in 2010, defining it as “a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users […]

Cartoon: Data Ethics

This cartoon is about “data ethics,” a term for when companies make an effort to review the ethical ramifications of their activities involving personal data. I generally applaud looking at ethics broadly because it avoids being unduly constrained in its focus by narrow conceptions of privacy.  But there often isn’t sufficient rigor in the analysis […]

TeachPrivacy Data Privacy Law Fellowship

The TeachPrivacy Data Privacy Law Fellowship is a part-time fellowship for recent law school graduates. The Fellowship is virtual, so fellows can work from any location. Data Privacy Law Fellows help Professor Daniel Solove research, draft, and update scripts for training courses and do research for resources, guides, and other materials. TeachPrivacy has 150+ courses […]