Draft GDPR Consent guidance receives a significant response

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement.

gdpr-12-steps-to-take-nowThe issue of consent surrounding the use of data has proved to be increasingly high-profile recently – and that has been reflected in the large number of responses to our draft GDPR Consent guidance.

I previously announced back in early March that we were running a public consultation on our first piece of detailed, topic-specific GDPR guidance as we were interested in gaining your feedback on our draft.

The consultation is now closed and we received more than 300 responses from organisations across a variety of sectors, along with interested members of the public.

Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to provide us with their views.

The hard work of analysing the feedback is under way and this will feed into the final version of the guidance. We will also be taking into account any guidelines on consent that may be issued by relevant European authorities.

We’re working towards having a final version of our GDPR Consent guidance for publication in June – although this timescale may be affected by developments at European level. We will also be producing a summary of the responses that we received to the consultation.

The guidance on consent under the GDPR is, however, only one issue on a very specific topic. We’re also looking at the other areas of the GDPR where guidance is needed, so keep an eye on our data protection reform website for updates on what other areas we are working on.

jo-pedderJo Pedder is Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. She has lead responsibility for the ICO’s guidance on the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
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