Mar 16, 2017
The GDPR in general approaches end user consent from the perspective that the user is provided with sufficient information concerning the processing of personal data. If all requirements for a valid consent are met, the processing of personal data can be based on the consent of the user. Additionally, the GDPR provides the user with a right to withdraw consent any time and therewith can limit possible harms done by given consents.
It is important for users to familiarize themselves with available information, to be able to execute their rights. In case the information presented raises some doubts relating to the protection of personal data or privacy, the user should seek other options for the service or contact the data controller to receive more information.
Here are three guidelines to help the user to avoid unpleasant surprises while registering into a service:
Read also the first and second part of the series “End User Consents Under the GDPR”.
Sini Mickelsson, Privacy Specialist