What is consent?

What is consent?



In order for consent to be legal it either needs to be unambiguous consent or explicit consent. 
  1. Unambiguous consent is defined in the GDPR as similar to implicit consent but strengthened by a statement of by a clear affirmative action. So, for example, it is not enough just to assume consent by the user continuing to use a service online. They have to do an action. e.g. to download an App and to consent to the Privacy Policy could be defined as unambiguous consent.
  2. I also mentioned explicit consent and this requires a signature or an explicit action from the data subject such as ticking a box before or upon sharing of personal data. And explicit consent is required if, on the sharing of special categories of data, i.e. sensitive data.

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