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
Date Written: February 22, 2018
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
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