A pre-ticked box in web forms should NOT mean consent

Businesses will not be able to use pre-ticked boxes to gain user consent for the processing of their data under changes proposed by the European Parliament to new EU data protection laws.

In a new report, Jan-Philipp Albrecht, a rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee on the proposed EU data protection reforms, said that consumers should not have to opt out from automatic settings in order to avoid businesses deeming that they have given consent to their personal data being processed — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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