I was thinking about how these days consumers are conscious about whether certain types of food products are certified to be compliant with ethical processes or practices such as the fair trade certification for coffee. Also, there are standards that allow certain types of food products to be compliant with specific characteristics such as free range (for eggs), organic (various products), halal (for meat) and others.
I was wondering if there has been anything proposed for digital products and services that relate to the way that they are designed (e.g. does not use any 'dark patterns') or if the companies that produce them comply to certain codes relating to corporate or social responsibility. As a strong advocate for UX designers to take responsibility for making good ethical choices and decisions,
I believe that the adoption or institution of such standards will help people raise more awareness against design practices that are potentially harmful to users, such as online sports betting or e-commerce websites trying to entice or trick users into doing something unknowingly.