Consent Management (for GDPR)


Consent is the explicated permission of the Data Subject to have / use their personal data.
Data Subjects are natural persons, e.g. consumers, employee-consent, vendors, consultants.

Data retention shall be based on legal and privacy concerns versus economics and the need-to-know.

The requirement on consent are increased under GDPR. It is needed, when other grounds cannot be applied (main other grounds: legal obligation, contractual obligation) and business still have an interest to have / use it.

When reviewing and updating the Consent Management e.g. the following actions shall be considered:

  • Identify current cases / channels of consent, via the Data Collection
  • Assess if cases of consent can be reduced
  • Review consent statements (today and new proposed)
  • Operationalize a new EU (later potentially Global) consent management IT tool
  • Update consent policies and procedures
  • Consider to stop / change processing, where applicable
  • Gain new consents, where required
  • Consider actions in area of retention

Requirements on IT-systems to perform Consent Management could contain the following:

  • Tracking of consent given per Data Subject
  • Support that for different websites/shops/app’s, different selected consent can be handled
  • Support (other system performing) mass mailings
  • Multi language support
  • Version handling
  • Expand button, in case consent language is long
  • Preference center to manage all consents by data subject, incl withdrawal
  • Reporting on consent
  • Combine multiple channels, and work with 1 consent (one consumer can have an oven and a vacuum cleaner)
  • Multi branding

Wikipedia has (April 2020) a healthcare focused definition on Consent Management.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

Constructive comments and questions on topic are very welcome here below.

Leave a Reply

This platform for entrepreneurs is just starting. Be one of the first 50 entrepreneurs signing up and we'll have some extra advantages for you!

Normal advantages : promote your business via this channel, link to your website, get useful documents, connect with other entrepreneurs

Extra advantages for the first 50 entrepreneurs signing up and writing a blog: Promotional space on the front-page for 20 days