June 10, 2013 Non-U.S.
Organisations seeking to rely on individuals’ consent for personal data processing should generally not be required to ensure that that consent is explicitly given, EU Ministers have said.
Only if organisations are processing sensitive personal information, such as individuals’ medical records, should they require individuals’ explicit consent to do so, they said.
The Irish Presidency of the Council of Ministers said that most EU member states were opposed to suggested new consent rules, first proposed by the European Commission.
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