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GDPR: ICO Publishes Final Guidance on Consent

In May, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its final consent guidance ahead of last week’s GDPR deadline. According to the guidance, organizations don’t need to refresh all old consents, but stressed it was “important to check your processes and records in detail to be sure existing consents meet the GDPR standard.”

ICO, the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, has also produced a number of tools to help organizations prepare for the GDPR. ICO has issued a number of consultations on previous iterations of its consent guidance, but says the final document features some key changes from previous iterations.