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Consent Community Group created

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Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 15:23:42 +0000
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The Consent Community Group has been launched:


The concept of consent plays an essential role in the use of digital
technologies as an enabler of the individual’s ownership, control, and
agency. Regulations such as the GDPR assert this relationship by
permitting use of consent as one of the possible legal bases for the
lawful practice of data processing. Through this, obtaining consent is
widely practised in the digital world, and can be perceived as an
essential means to enable the individual’s agency regarding the
management and ownership of their personal data. While different legal
frameworks specify various requirements and obligations regarding the
legal validity of consent, which should be, e.g. valid, freely given,
specific, informed and active; existing and ongoing research shows that
the majority of people are not empowered to practice their digital right
to privacy and lawful "consenting" due to various malpractices and a
lack of technological means acting in the individuals' interest.
This group aims to contribute towards the empowerment of humans
concerning their rights of privacy and agency, by advocating
interdisciplinary, pluralist, human-centric approaches to digital
consent that are technologically and legally enforceable.
The mission of this group is to improve the experience of digital
"consenting" while ensuring it remains adherent to relevant standards
and laws. For this, the group will: (i) provide a space for people and
stakeholders to come together (ii) highlight and analyse concepts,
issues and problems about digital consenting (iii) propose and develop
solutions. Some concrete areas for the working of this group are: (a)
developing interdisciplinary solutions; (b) documenting and achieving
legal compliance; (c) improving the user experience; and (d) utilising
existing and developing new concepts and standards for digital consent. 


To join:

If you do not have one already, you will need a W3C account to join:

This is a community initiative. W3C's hosting of this group does not
imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair:

For more information about getting started in the new group, see:

and good practice for running a group:

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media
and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at site-comments@w3.org

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
Received on Thursday, 12 November 2020 15:23:46 UTC

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