Accepting without reading is no solution – User-friendly web designs for online consentConPolicy presents at BMJV-Digital Conference

On October 29, 2020, the virtual BMJV-digital conference took place focusing on the topic "Accepting without reading is no solution – User-friendly web designs for online consent". After a welcome and introduction by the host, State Secretary Prof. Dr. Christian Kastrop, ConPolicy Managing Director Prof. Dr. Christian Thorun presented the results of the study "Innovative Privacy Consent Management".

The results were supported by contributions from corporate practice (Dr. Claus-Dieter Ulmer, Deutsche Telekom AG) and politics (MP Tabea Rößner, spokeswoman for network policy and consumer protection, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and MP Martin Rabanus, spokesperson for culture and media, SPD) who commented on results and gave an outlook. 

Subsequently, a panel discussion was held to discuss the potential of implementing a consent solution by companies. The panel discussion was attended by Marit Hansen (State Commissioner for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein), Dr. Bernhard Rohleder (Managing Director of Bitkom e.V.), Lena-Sophie Müller (Managing Director of Initiative D21 e.V.) and Prof. Dr. Marian Margraf (Professor at the Free University of Berlin, Secure Systems Engineering Fraunhofer AISEC).

The results of the study may be found here (German).

More information on the project may be found here.