Definitions[edit | edit source]

European Union[edit | edit source]

Consent is

any freely given specific and informed indication of his wishes by which the data subject signifies his agreement to personal data relating to him being processed.[1]

General[edit | edit source]

Consent is a person's or entity's manifestation of assent.

Internet[edit | edit source]

Consent is

an individual's action in response to a clear, meaningful, and prominent notice regarding the collection and use of data for a specific purpose. Where an entity has a relationship with a consumer through an additional or different medium than the device to which Consent applies, Consent may be obtained through any such medium.[2]
[e]xplicit permission, given to a Web site by a visitor, to handle personal information in specified ways.[3]

UAS[edit | edit source]

Consent "means words or conduct indicating permission. Consent must be informed and conduct indicating permission may be express or implied, depending on the context."[4]

Overview[edit | edit source]

There are several different types of consent:

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