Posts by Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards is a tech writer and analyst with six years of experience covering compliance, information security, and IT. Jeff previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.

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November 17, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

FTC Signals Crackdown on "Negative Option Marketing" and Dark Patterns

For years dark patterns, the user interface patterns designed to frustrate user experience and guide users towards actions and outcomes not in their best interest, have been one of the more...
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November 16, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

What are Dark Patterns? How UI Influences Consent and Compliance

Have you ever tried to cancel a subscription service, or withdraw online consent, only to find yourself in a maze of never-ending submenus that seems like it was dreamed up by MC Escher himself?
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November 2, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

GDPR Cookie Compliance 101: How to Manage EU Users’ Consent

Website cookies can present a big challenge for online businesses. Marketing teams want to capture and track as much visitor information as they can, but many privacy regulations require them to...
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October 15, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

Understanding the New CCPA/CPRA Amendments in AB 694

On October 5th, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 694 (AB 694), an omnibus bill from the Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection that amends significant portions of the...
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September 28, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

France's CNIL Issues Update on Cookie Compliance Enforcement Actions

Back in July, France’s Data Protection Authority (DPA), the CNIL, issued formal notices to forty organizations it said had failed to follow the GDPR’s cookie compliance guidelines. The non-compliant...
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September 24, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

Everything You Need to Know About Consent Banners and Cookie Compliance

Legal definitions of consent vary by law and jurisdiction. But in the context of data privacy and data rights, similarities emerge across legal frameworks. In the broadest terms possible, consent is...