Businesses have become better and better at nudging consumers online in their decision-making processes and purchasing behavior. They deploy all sorts of techniques to influence consumer behavior online. Online persuasion can be data-driven, personalized, and dynamic.
This may be advantageous to the consumer, but that is not always the case. At what point does persuasion turn into deception?
In the ‘guidelines on the protection of the online consumer’, the answer to that question is the main focus. With these guidelines, ACM has fleshed out, in concrete terms, the standards for online deception. This will also be the standards that ACM will use in its oversight from now on.