GDPR Countdown 2: How to get consumer consent and when is it required?

GDPR Countdown 2: How to get consumer consent and when is it required?

Consumer
In today’s article, part 2 of our countdown to GDPR on May 25, we look at what the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) says about consumer consent. For a discussion of when the GDPR can apply to Australian businesses see https://www.compliancequarter.com.au/understanding-gdpr-opportunities-risks/.   By Dr Drew Donnelly, Compliance Quarter. Consent Defined The definition of consent in article 4(11) of the GDPR provides that it be “any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her”. Compared to the existing EU data protection rules, and the definition in the Australian Privacy Act 1988, there is a greater emphasis in the…
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April Energy Roundup: National Energy Guarantee, Reliability and Consumer Data

April Energy Roundup: National Energy Guarantee, Reliability and Consumer Data

AU Energy Compliance
A huge amount of media and public commentary over the last month has been devoted to the National Energy Guarantee. However, the importance of this policy should not distract from a whole range of other possible regulatory changes, including several consultations relating to different aspects of reliability in the National Energy Market. We summarise April’s regulatory and policy announcements below. By Dr Drew Donnelly, Compliance Quarter. National Policy and Funding By far the most significant piece of energy policy released in the last month was the release and approval of the high-level design for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).[1]Perhaps the most significant element of the NEG to be specified is that retailers will be required to meet the reliability obligation through their hedge contracting. It is expected that there will…
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