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Volume: 4 Issue: 4
(April 2017)

icos approach consent under gdpr relates digital health uk information commissioners office (‘ico closed 31 march 2017 consultation

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The ICO’s approach to consent under the GDPR and how it relates to digital health

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) closed on 31 March 2017 the consultation on its draft guidance on its approach to consent under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). Crucially, as the ICO clarifies in its draft guidance, the obligations laid out under the GDPR set a higher standard for obtaining consent than currently in place under the Data Protection Directive. Robert Bond and Constance Crawford of Bristows take a look at the ICO’s approach to consent under the GDPR and the implications for digital health firms.

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