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Global Consent Heat Map

With data protection regulators increasingly focused on legal compliance with consent and cookies, organizations that have not recently assessed their consent practices are encouraged to do so immediately. Our experts at Securiti have published the State of Global Consent Requirements Q3 2021, a global consent heat map of consent and cookie requirements covering 45 jurisdictions and demarcating opt-in and opt-out regimes for each. With this Whitepaper, you can identify regulatory guidance specific to your jurisdiction and ensure compliance with all applicable legal requirements in relation to consent-based data processing.

It covers:

  • Geographic map demarcating opt-in and opt-out countries
  • Total 45 Jurisdictions covered (39 opt-in and 6 opt-out countries)
  • Meanings of Consent and Consent as a Lawful Ground of Processing
  • Specific Cookie Consent Requirements


This Whitepaper includes the following 2021 Regulatory Updates:

  • French CNIL’s updated FAQs on its Guidance on Cookies
    In its updated FAQs, the CNIL emphasizes a granular approach requiring organizations to collect separate consent for separate cookie purposes.
  • Danish DPA’s Quick Guide on Cookies
    In its updated Quick Guide, the Danish DPA emphasizes the use of equal “accept” and “reject” buttons on cookie consent banners.
  • Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act Amendments
    The amendments to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act introduces “deemed consent by contractual necessity” and “deemed consent by notification” to allow organizations to collect, use, and disclose personal data.
  • Singapore PDPC’s Advisory Guidelines on Key Concepts in the PDPA
    In its revised Advisory Guidelines, the PDPC clarified that even to rely on deemed consent, organizations must provide notice to data subjects and it must be reasonable in the circumstances to expect that the individual would consent. Explicit consent is essential for direct marketing purposes.

Compliance Action Items for Organizations:

  1. Identify which privacy regulations apply to your data subjects and determine whether you should implement an opt-in or opt-out cookie consent banner.
  2. Determine which data processing activities require you to obtain consent from data subjects as per your applicable privacy law.
  3. Find out how consent is defined in the applicable privacy law and whether consent should be explicit or implied.
  4. Find out exceptions to obtaining consent that apply to your specific data processing activity.
  5. Ensure compliance with specific cookie guidance relevant to your jurisdiction.

How Securiti can Help?

Securiti’s Universal Consent Management solution enables organizations to capture users’ consent and facilitate consent revocation for consent-based data processing effectively and automatically.

Securiti’s Cookie Consent Management solution enables organizations to build cookie consent banners as per applicable legal requirements with cookie auto-blocking, periodic scanning, and preference center features.

Ask for a DEMO to understand how Securiti can help you comply with GDPR and a whole host of other global privacy laws and regulations, with ease.

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