|ICO Blog about ‘GDPR’ posted by Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy & Engagement|
Back in January, I wrote about our plans for GDPR guidance in 2017 and our commitment to help organisations improve their practices and prepare for the GDPR.
I’m pleased to announce that our first piece of detailed topic-specific GDPR guidance has been published for public consultation. This new guidance is about consent in the GDPR and we are interested to gain your feedback on it through a short consultation which is running from now until 31 March 2017.The basic concept of consent, and its main role as one lawful basis (or condition) for processing, is not new. However the GDPR does set 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 & processes for consent.