What is a user consent in GDPR and how does it affect me?

30 May 2017

Tougher demands for use consent in GDPR for organisations, sports clubs and business.

The new data protection regulation puts much higher demands on your organisation to handle user consent from your members. How do you plan to be compliant with GDRP to avoid fines of up to €20 million?

How are you compliant with GDPR and the tougher demand of user consent?

GDPR prohibit all processing of personal information without lawful requirement, you can make it lawful by asking the individual for a consent to process personal information.

How to I collect a user consent?

Consent cannot be included in those lengthy Terms of Service that you see on most services. You must present information about what you will use the data for so that the individual can make an informed decision. The consent should be time limited.

If you for example, have a form field called "enter e-mail to get access to our newsletter" then you can only use that information to send said newsletter, all other use is prohibited.

Can the individual withdraw the consent?

Of course they can! The important bit is that it need to be as easy to withdraw the consent as it was to give it in the first place.

Do I need to prove that the consent was given?

Yes, you do, the organisation, sports club or business must be able to prove that there is a user consent to avoid fines of up to €20 million. The consent record must contain the time it was given and what information was provided at that time.

How will you and your organisation handle user consent?

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