Arianna Rossi

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical Cybersecurity

Arianna Rossi

Research Associate

Arianna Rossi’s main expertise is in human aspects of privacy, transparency, choice architecture, legal design, and online trust. Arianna has a mixed background, with a joint international Doctoral Degree in Law, Science and Technology (University of Bologna) and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (University of Luxembourg). She has been an invited speaker at international conferences and routinely gives seminars at European universities, while she also organizes events on legal innovation in Luxembourg.

Areas of expertise

  • Legal Design
  • Transparency
  • Human Aspects of Privacy
  • Online manipulation

Research Interests

Arianna’s research interests include Legal design, Design for compliance, and Visual communication of aspects concerning data protection and security.


Please refer to our Publications section for the full list of Ariana’s academic outcomes. Below are her latest publications.

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I am Definitely Manipulated, Even When I am Aware of it. It s Ridiculous! — Dark Patterns from the End-User Perspective
Kerstin Bongard-Blanchy, Arianna Rossi, Salvador Rivas, Sophie Doublet, Vincent Koenig, Gabriele Lenzini
2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)
All in one stroke? Intervention Spaces for Dark Patterns
Arianna Rossi, Kerstin Bongard-Blanchy
Position Paper at the Workshop "What Can CHI Do About Dark Patterns?" at the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'21), May 8--13, 2021, Online Virtual Conference (originally Yokohama, Japan)
Transparency by Design in Data-Informed Research: a Collection of Information Design Patterns
Rossi Arianna, Lenzini Gabriele
Can Visual Design Provide Legal Transparency? The Challenges for Successful Implementation of Icons for Data Protection
Rossi Arianna, Palmirani Monica
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Making the Case for Evidence-based Standardization of Data Privacy and Data Protection Visual Indicators
Rossi Arianna, Lenzini Gabriele
Journal of Open Access to Law (JOAL)

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