Magazine article Information Management

UK ICO Offers Guidance on the GDPR; Final Draft Expected Soon

Magazine article Information Management

UK ICO Offers Guidance on the GDPR; Final Draft Expected Soon

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In March the UK Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") published a draft of its guidance for the consent requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The draft describes how the ICO interprets the consent requirements of the GDPR and the recommended approach to complying with it.

Jo Pedder, ICO, point person for the guidance, issued a statement on an ICO blog about the draft and welcomed the public to comment. (The comment period has since closed.)

Pedder wrote of how the GDPR sets a high standard for consent: "It builds on the Data Protection Act (DPA) standard of consent in a number of areas, and it contains significantly more detail on both the standard and processes for consent. Basing your processing of customer data on GDPR-compliant consent means giving individuals genuine choice and ongoing control over how you use their data, and ensuring your organisation is transparent and accountable. …

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