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Drawing Lines Around Dark Patterns

BY | May 17, 2023

The practice of nudging consumers toward particular choices is nothing new. We have all experienced the allure of picking up a sweet treat along the checkout lane as we wait…

The practice of nudging consumers toward particular choices is nothing new. We have all experienced the allure of picking up a sweet treat along the checkout lane as we wait to pay for our groceries. But regulators have been increasingly focused on combating so-called dark patterns online that may substantially influence or interfere with consumer decision-making. This article chronicles the origins of the phrase “dark patterns,” discusses the current US regulatory landscape on dark pat

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