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CITP Lecture Series: Finn Myrstad – Dark Patterns, IoT Security and Privacy: What a Doll, a Dating App and Two Tech Giants Can Tell Us About the Challenges of the Internet Today

Monday, September 24, 2018
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Consumer advocate, Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad, and his team at the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) in the last few years have conducted cutting edge analysis of privacy policies, combined with data and security analysis of apps and connected products, exposing malpractice and achieving some global changes with companies such as Apple, Tinder, Runkeeper and others. More recently, the NCC published a report on how tech companies use dark patterns to discourage us from exercising our right to privacy, focusing mainly on Facebook and Google. Finn is coming to Princeton to present some of their most recent work – and to discuss how to best fix these clear breaches of law and minimum standards.

For additional information:
Deceived by Design
Internet of Things
Research on Apps


Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad is the director of digital policy at the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC). The NCC focuses on national and international issues related to privacy, cyber security, net neutrality copyright and other issues within the field of digital services. He has led the research and advocacy work relating to digital rights and has lodged several successful complaints and campaigns.

Finn is also the EU co-chair of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Information Society Committee. TACD has a network of over 75 leading organizations representing the consumer interest on both sides of the Atlantic. He is on the Politico GDPR power matrix of “Who will define Europe’s privacy regime” 2018 .

He holds an MSc in Politics and Government of the European Union from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School.

To request accommodations for a disability, please contact Jean Butcher, , 609-258-9658 at least one week prior to the event.