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Lightning Talks

Let's escape this vicious circle

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Hendrik Niefeld
<p>Privacy on the internet is stuck in a vicious circle involving tech and legislation, which we need to escape.</p>
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 talk we will give a brief insight into problematic patterns and techniques as well as approaches to overcome them. 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 FOSDEM audience. This lightning talk will be given by us together.

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