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The challenge of obtaining consent under the GDPR in a connected world

The challenge of obtaining consent under the GDPR in a connected world
Published on: 26 September 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The challenge of obtaining consent under the GDPR in a connected world
  • What are the changes to the definition of consent under the GDPR?
  • What challenges do these raise, particularly in the ‘connected world’?
  • Example 1
  • Example 2
  • Is there any practical guidance from the regulators about how connected service providers might fulfil the consent requirements? Is there any insight from case law under the existing legislative regime that might help us with this?
  • How might lawyers advise their clients about complying with the new consent requirements?

Article summary

TMT analysis: What do the new consent requirements mean for lawyers and their clients? Rebecca Cousin, partner at Slaughter and May, points out that obtaining valid consent is harder under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), particularly in the online and mobile world, and it should be remembered that there are fair processing grounds, other than consent, that can be relied on. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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