Digital interdisciplinary conference on dark patterns – November 10 & 11 

On the 10th and 11th of November, the “Dark Pattern Detection Project” (Dapde) will host a interdisciplinary online-conference on the issue of digital manipulative designs:

Defusing Dark Patterns – Current Technical and Legal Approaches

The conference will give a platform to researchers, consumer advocates and industry representatives in order to reflect a complete picture of the ongoing discourse regarding dark patterns and possible responses to those mechanisms.
The conference will consist of five panels, hosted digitally on two consecutive afternoons. Additionally, it will be possible for the participant to meet some of the pannelists in smaller break-out sessions and discuss follow-up questions after most panels.
Make sure to join in on November 10/11th (14.45-19.00 CET) – the event is now open for registration.
For more detailed information, please find the conference schedule below.

Day 1, Wednesday Nov 10, 2021
14:30 CET 
Opening Web-Room 
14:45 – 14:50 CET 
Address of Welcome 
Mario Martini (German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer, Dapde-Project Co-leader)
Michael Gertz (University Heidelberg, DaPDe-Project Co-leader) 
14:50 – 15:00 CET 
Address of Welcome
Christian Kastrop, State Secretary BMJV (German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection) 
15:00 – 15:45 CET 
Panel 1: What´s the Problem?
Dark Patterns and Online Manipulation
Host: Hannah Ruschemeier, Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS)
Panelist 1: Colin Gray, Purdue University
Panelist 2: Susanne Hahn, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Panelist 3: Katherine Zhou, Spotify / design ethically 
15:45 – 16:45 CET 
Panel 2: Will existing rules save us?
Dark Patterns and data protection
Host: Christian Drews, dapde-team
Panelist 1: Max Schrems, NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights
Panelist 2: Estelle Hary, European Data Protection Board
Panelist 3: Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Radboud University 
16:45 – 17:00 CET 
Meet the Panelists & Ask me anything
17:00 – 17:15 CET 
Coffee Break 
17:15 – 18:15 CET 
Panel 3: Protecting the most vulnerable
Dark Patterns in apps and games: Targeting children/teenagers
Host: Paul Seeliger, dapde-team
Panelist 1: Jose Zagal, University of Utah
Panelist 2: Angela J. Campbell, Georgetown University
Panelist 3: To Be Announced
18:15 – 18:30 CET 
Meet the Panelists & Ask me anything
18:30 – 18:45 CET 
End of Day 1
Plenum/Panel: Synthesis Session
Summary of the day and Outlook for the next day 
Day 2, Thursday Nov 11, 2021
14:45 CET 
Opening Web-Room
15:00 – 15:15 CET 
Start of Day 2
Address of Welcome 
Short summary of the previous day and outlook for the day
15:15 – 16:15 CET 
Panel 4: Will new rules save us?
Dark Patterns in e-commerce
Host: Inken Kramme, dapde-team
Panelist 1:  Miika Blinn, VZBV (Federation of German Consumer Organisations)
Panelist 2: Anne-Jel Hoelen, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets
Panelist 3: Hans W. Micklitz, European University Institute  
16:15 – 16:30 CET 
Meet the Panelists & Ask me anything
16:30 – 16:45 CET 
Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:45 CET
Panel 5: Will Technology save us?
On recognising Dark Patterns automatically and preventing them
Host: Michael Gertz (University Heidelberg, dapde-project co-leader)
Panelist 1: Midas Nouwens, Aarhus University
Panelist 2: Marija Slavkovik, University of Bergen
Panelist 3: Harshvardhan Pandit, Trinity College Dublin
17:45 – 18:00 CET 
Meet the Panelists & Ask me anything 
18:00 – 18:15 CET 
End of the conference 
Official farewell