[Webinar] On 4 June 2020, Paul De Hert and Gianclaudio Malgieri have participated in the webinar ‘How to collect consent without creating consent fatigue?, a joint initiative by the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition and Beltug.

The video of the event is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtxCa55e6qA&feature=youtu.be.

It was the second webinar co-organized by the Cyber Security Coalition Privacy Focus Group and Beltug. The event addressed “tensions about ‘consent’ under the GDPR”, with some extra attention to cookie-related consent. Paul De Hert and Gianclaudio Malgieri (VUB LSTS) navigated into the tricky legal areas of ‘consent in the GDPR’, ‘the crisis of consent’ and ‘three tensions on consent’.

Consent is traditionally considered as the best lawful ground to process personal data, but actually in many situation it is not even the most appropriate one. Also, consent cannot be used to ask for personal information that is not strictly necessary for the purpose at hand. Today’s ‘crisis of consent’ impacts both data subjects (fatigue, overload) and controllers/processors (difficult to be compliant, e.g. big data).

The session concluded by discussing some apparent contradictions between GDPR and other directives, considering in particular Directive 2019/770 on Digital Content/service, the e-Privacy Directive..

For more information on this member event, contact info@cybersecuritycoalition.be or info@beltug.be .