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Jargon Explained

We want everyone to engage positively and constructively with data protection rights and responsibilities. To do that, we try and present information and guidance in a relevant and accessible way. Although it is sometimes necessary to use legal terminology, we will use plain English wherever we can. Data protection is for all of us, not just for lawyers.
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Explicit consent has the same requirements as consent, with the extra safeguard that it must be conveyed in an express written statement. For example, through a signed written statement, or by filling in an electronic form, or by sending an email.

Note: ‘Consent’ and ‘Explicit Consent’ are different to each other in ways that are tricky to summarise. But in essence it boils down to the difference between actions the person may take to indicate their consent, and a written statement where they give their explicit consent.

Remember, regardless of which consent is used, if the person withdraws their consent the processing of their personal data must stop.