Consent was already enshrined in the Data Protection Act. It is reinforced by the GDPR and the conditions for its collection are specified.
It provides citizens with enhanced protection of their rights with regard to the possible re-use of their data by enabling them to:
to understand the treatment that will be made of their data
to choose without constraint to accept or not this treatment
to freely change your mind
The collection of people’s consent authorizes the re-use of their data by data controllers for research purposes.
Often highlighted when subscribing and using services, especially online, it must be collected under specific conditions ensuring its validity on the basis of 4 principles: