Legal Design Patterns for Privacy

In Erich Schweighofer et al. (Eds.), Data Protection / LegalTech. Proceedings of the 21th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2018. Editions Weblaw, Bern 2018, pp. 445–450 (ISBN 978-3-906940-21-2) and in Jusletter IT, 22 February 2018

Posted: 23 Mar 2018

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Helena Haapio

University of Vaasa, Department of Economics and Business Law ; Lexpert Ltd

Margaret Hagan

Stanford Legal Design Lab; Stanford Law School

Monica Palmirani

University of Bologna - CIRSFID

Arianna Rossi

University of Bologna - Research Center of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, and Computer Science and Law (CIRSFID); SnT

Date Written: February 22, 2018

Abstract

Fulfilling the legal requirements of mandated disclosure is a challenge in many contexts. Privacy communication is no exception, especially for those who seek to effectively inform individuals about the use of their data. Lawyers across countries and industries are facing recurring problems when (re)writing privacy notices and terms. Visual and interactive design patterns have been suggested as the solution, yet our analysis shows that they are lacking on most privacy policies. This indicates the need for standardization and an actionable pattern library, which we propose in this paper.

Keywords: communication design, design patterns, pattern library, privacy communication, privacy icons, privacy videos, visualization

Suggested Citation

Haapio, Helena and Hagan, Margaret and Palmirani, Monica and Rossi, Arianna, Legal Design Patterns for Privacy (February 22, 2018). In Erich Schweighofer et al. (Eds.), Data Protection / LegalTech. Proceedings of the 21th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2018. Editions Weblaw, Bern 2018, pp. 445–450 (ISBN 978-3-906940-21-2) and in Jusletter IT, 22 February 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3144250

Helena Haapio (Contact Author)

University of Vaasa, Department of Economics and Business Law ( email )

P.O. Box 700
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Vaasa, FI-65101
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Lexpert Ltd ( email )

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Margaret Hagan

Stanford Legal Design Lab ( email )

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Stanford, CA 94305
United States

HOME PAGE: http://margarethagan.com

Stanford Law School ( email )

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
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Monica Palmirani

University of Bologna - CIRSFID ( email )

via Galliera 3
Bologna, BO 40121
Italy

Arianna Rossi

University of Bologna - Research Center of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, and Computer Science and Law (CIRSFID) ( email )

Via Galliera 3
I-40121 Bologna
Italy

SnT ( email )

L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

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