ICO Blog: It’s time to end damaging website design practices that may harm your users

Aug 9th '23

A joint blog from Stephen Almond, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Executive Director for Regulatory Risk and Will Hayter, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Senior Director in the Digital Markets Unit.


Target audience is web designers and developers as well as organisations commissioning websites.



Have you ever considered the power you hold over people who visit your website? The website design practices you put in place can make their user journeys as smooth as silk, making it easier to find exactly what they’re looking for and encourage them to come back – but the darker side of that power is when it is used to pressurise and confuse.


In our position paper published today, we’re jointly calling for all organisations, web designers and developers to stop using harmful design practices that could undermine people’s control over their personal information and lead to worse consumer and competition outcomes.


Read the full article, here.


Source: ICO


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