PrivacyWeek 2021

Let's escape this vicious circle
2021-10-26, 16:00–16:45 (Europe/Vienna), Stream
Language: English

Privacy on the internet is stuck in a vicious circle involving tech and legislation, which we need to escape.


Privacy on the internet is caught in a vicious circle involving tech and legislation. It takes far too long for legislators to transpose directives. The data industry uses an arsenal of dark patterns and technical stunts to creatively interpret or completely circumvent the applicable law.

A new approach is needed to solve this problem in a sustainable way and make the web a better place again. In our lecture we examine problematic patterns and techniques in detail and develop approaches to overcome them.

Hi there. We are Frederik and Hendrik. We're building a fair and open web analytics tool and want to share what we discovered along the way with the PrivacyWeek audience.