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Regulators, researchers, advocates, and the design community have introduced recent landmark initiatives for Trusted Design. But efforts remain limited due the globally pervasive, cross-cutting, and dynamic nature of Deceptive Design. Ongoing dialogue and existing evidence centers on the European Union and the United States, excluding the lived experiences of those in the Global Majority who experience the most serious harms. 

Launched in November 2021, the Web Foundation’s Deceptive Design Tech Policy Design Lab (TPDL) consulted with more than 100 stakeholders in over 20 countries to identify the key pressing issues and possible areas of action. Between May and September 2022, the Web Foundation worked with 3x3 and Superbloom to convene over 120 global stakeholders through multidisciplinary design workshops. Through dialogue, we developed the above strategies to promote trust and limit deceptive practices using a rights-respecting framework.

For questions about the Deceptive Design/Trusted Design TPDL and follow-on activities, please contact the team at Superbloom,

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this work through consultations, workshops and collaborative sessions. Read more about the process, explore the contributors, and the strategies for change.

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