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Decoding dark pattern regulation

Whilst of course you won't find any laws with "dark pattern" in the title, regulators and governments around the world are nonetheless increasingly eager to be seen to legislate for them using a variety of rather ominous phrases and different legal routes.

It's a complicated area spanning both existing and proposed rules and guidance across consumer, advertising, privacy and online harms regulations. It is further confused by the term remaining, like the practices it seeks to encompass, rather murky to spot and define. In this latest digital law comparison table, we look at how these legal approaches and definitions compare across the UK, EU, US and Singapore.


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