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Towards Ethics & Privacy By Default, A Live Conversation

Honesty, humility and authenticity became rarities on the web. Dark patterns are prevailing many of the interfaces we use, and our data is collected, evaluated and handed over to third-parties left and right, often without us noticing at all. So how do we get out of this? Join a free live session featuring Trine Falbe, Laura Kalbag, Heather Burns for a discussion how we can move the web towards more respect and privacy — by default.

About The Session

  • Speaking: Vitaly Friedman
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Towards Ethics & Privacy By Default, A Live Conversation

Honesty, humility and authenticity became rarities on the web. Dark patterns are prevailing many of the interfaces we use, and our data is collected, evaluated and handed over to third-parties left and right, often without us noticing at all. To many of our customers it’s not really a big deal — privacy is often seen as a fair price for using all the wonderful free services around us. However, we might underestimate the value of data we hand over to data-driven companies, and with the advent of legal regulations like GDPR, we need to understand the scope of data collection and where user’s data goes.

So how do we get out of this? How do we deal with advertising, tracking, sensitive data collection and treatment of data? And most importantly, how do we move towards making privacy-aware decisions a default in our design and development work? These are the questions we set out to explore in Smashing Magazine Print. We also wanted to open up the conversation to a wider audience, with a free live session featuring contributing authors of the issue, discussing the how we can move towards ethics and privacy by default.

We’ll look into:

  • How do we “sell” ethics and privacy to managers and clients?
  • How do we change the culture of dark patterns in our interfaces?
  • How and when do we integrate privacy, ethics, security in our design/dev workflows?
  • How do we maintain privacy and ethics over time?
  • How does GDPR help us shift the culture on the web?

An informal get-together, moderated by Vitaly Friedman, exploring questions you have, and the problems that we all need to address. With Trine Falbe, Laura Kalbag, Heather Burns, Cennydd Bowles, Stuart Langridge and Morten Rand-Hendriksen. 1.5h live conversation. Free for everyone.

About The Speaker

Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing or speaking at a conference, he’s most probably running front-end/UX workshops and webinars. He loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems. Get in touch.
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