Government Seeks Public Feedback on Online ‘Dark Patterns’ Regulation

  • The government asks public for feedback on draft guidelines aimed at preventing ‘dark patterns’, a series of tactics used online to deceive or manipulate users’ choices.
  • Under the guidelines, ten dark patterns including false urgency, basket sneaking, confirm shaming are specified and defined.
  • The Ministry insists the guidelines will enhance the digital space industry and better protect consumer interests.
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