Conversations on Legal Design

EITLab Series of Seminars

23rd of April 2021 | h. 11.30-12.30 CET

Seminar with Zohar Efroni on

Privacy icons as legal design

The session is divided into two parts. In the first part, we will discuss the meaning of “legal design” (LD), how LD can be defined, and what kinds of aspects in our physical and informational environment may fall under that definition. In the second part, we will discuss privacy icons as a specific example for a certain type of LD or as a technique that applies visual-pictorial stimuli in order to convey legally relevant information and potentially influences the decision-making process of persons who are exposed to them.  


Recommended reading: Efroni et al. “Privacy Icons: A Risk-Based Approach to Visualisation of Data Processing” (EDPL 2019) – Link:


The event will run on the MS Teams channel of the EITLab course. If you want to join send a request to rossana[dot]ducato[at]uclouvain[dot]be

Zohar Efroni (LLM, Cardozo) leads the research group “Frameworks for Data Markets” at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin. His current research focuses on various legal aspects of data markets and the influence of legal institutions and regulation on the data economy, including  the cluster of questions surrounding the “data as counter-performance” phenomenon. The relevant legal framework includes contract law, consumer protection law, unfair competition law and data protection law.

Zohar further specializes in intellectual property law and conducts interdisciplinary research in the area of privacy and technology, including privacy icons and data trusts as solution approaches to structural and behavioral problems related to data protection and privacy laws.

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