How GDPR Influences UX Designing

Bharat | 25th June 2018

Nowadays, we are spending time more than before in using the internet, whether for official use, studies, or communication purposes. As in real life, there are clearly depicted rules and regulations for a person’s private life, but on the web, things are not same. In recent time, due to the rise in privacy scandals, there was a need to bring a powerful act like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in existence. GDPR has come into the effect from 25 May 2018 in European Union. In one of my blog, I have told How GDPR affects UX design. Now, let’s see how GDPR influences UX designing.

Important Points Showing How GDPR Influences UX Designing:

User consent must be clear:

User’s consent is a freely provided, specific in nature, clearly informing statement which says that he or she is agreeing to the processing of his or her personal data. It must clearly show that a user is allowing you to use his data for the business purpose. The data collection forms must follow certain requirements:

  • While designing a data collection form, the company has to provide certain details about who is, and how is processing user data.
  • The company has to make sure that they won’t use any pre-checked consent boxes in their forms, and default agreements, newsletters, etc.
  • There should be a button for users to withdraw their consent at any time.
  • The user must be aware of the company which is going to process its data.
  • A designer must take care that the information which is getting shared with the user is fair and crucial. But the designer also has to be careful that the UX doesn’t get affected with all this.
User’s rights to handle and delete data:
  • The moment GDPR came into effect, users are getting more powerful because they have more controls on their user accounts.
  • Also, they have more privacy preferences now, they can delete their account whenever they wish to. They can anytime request the particular company to erase their data and as per the norms, they will get the response from the company within a month.
  • The main challenge to UX designers the GDPR imposes is to showcase these features in such a way so that it helps users to handle their data in a simple and authentic way. With all these features they also have to take care of their business targets.

We all know that GDPR influences UX designing. Due to this, it’s the responsibility of UX designers to design their website according to data protection and privacy rules. The important reason to be a GDPR compliant is to make the web environment safe and secure. People are having more authority over their data, now it is up to them whether they wish to share their data with any company or not. Oodles Studio, a leading market player in UX designing, takes care of each and every safety aspect of users and companies.

About Author



Bharat is a Content Writer at Oodles Studio having an immense passion for writing Technical Content. He has written content on UI, UX, web designing, and graphic designing.

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