Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Opinion 15/2011 on the definition of consent

From the Opinion’s summary

The Opinion provides a thorough analysis of the concept of consent as currently used in the Data Protection Directive and in the e-Privacy Directive. Drawing on the experience of the members of the Article 29 Working Party, the Opinion provides numerous examples of valid and invalid consent, focusing on its key elements such as the meaning of “indication”, “freely given”, “specific”, “unambiguous”, “explicit”, “informed” etc.

The Opinion further clarifies some aspects related to the notion of consent. For example, the timing as to when consent must be obtained, how the right to object differs from consent, etc.

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