Europe: Article 29 Working Party Issues Revised Guidelines on Consent

On April 16, 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) released its revised guidelines on consent under the GDPR, providing a thorough analysis of the conditions to be met for obtaining and demonstrating valid consent.

The guidance focus on the changes brought about by the GDPR provisions, in regard to the notion of "consent", as the latter is currently defined in the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and in the e-Privacy Directive.

In a similar fashion to its predecessor, the GDPR continues to consider the basic concept of consent as one of the six lawful bases allowing for the processing of personal data by data controllers and data processors.

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