Consent in privacy laws: Analysis of India’s PDPB, ECPA of USA and GDPR of EU
Adv Prashant Mali
Consent refers to an affirmative action on the part of the individuals indicating their agreement to the use of their personal data by the collectors or processors for the purpose of processing. Consent has been viewed as an expression of a person‘s autonomy or control, which has the consequence of allowing another person to legally disclaim liability for acts, which have been consented to. Consent has many connotations in various privacy laws, somewhere it tows the line of prevailing international laws and in some laws it gets localized, but largely consent remains individuals’ will to share his / her data. This paper analysis the established privacy laws i.e. EU’s GDPR and ECPA of USA with long awaited India’s proposed Personal Data Protection Bill. The author has been involved in various government consultations on PDPB since 2006.