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The Information Commissioner’s Office has published its final, detailed guidance on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation, just two weeks before the new rules come into force.

The guidance, which explains when and how organisations such as charities can use consent to process people’s information, was published on the ICO’s website yesterday.

It warns that if someone withdraws their consent to process their data, the organisation is unlikely to be able to carry on doing so on another basis.

After 25 May, organisations that want to carry out data-processing activities, such as contacting people, will need to explain on what basis they are doing so.

One of the key justifications for this is having consent, although the standards for this will be higher than under current rules.

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