Does ‘user consent’ on the internet really exist? GDPR to the rescue.
I agree. We’ve all ticked the box.
Given this, it makes one wonder — is ‘user consent’, possibly the biggest lie on the internet?
Perhaps not for long.
The much talked-about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which comes into force today, Friday May 25, sets out a higher standard of clarity and accessibility of the information relating to personal data processing, in line with transparency principles.
GDPR also states that all information relating to personal data now needs to be communicated to consumers in a in a “concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language.”
“privacy policies that are difficult to understand or statements full of legal jargon” would no longer be legally valid.
CNIL, the French data protection authority goes a step further to include the design of privacy policies to be a top priority in 2018. About time we say.
It’s time we empower the user and create friendly, transparent legal policies that people can actually understand — because this is about users and their life.
Oh and by the way, this is what it looked like before.
With Legal Design we can create legal content that’s clear, easily accessible, engaging and beautifully designed — ticking all those GDPR boxes whilst empowering consumers. It’s a win-win for all.