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State of Global Consent Requirements, Q2 2022

In this guide, you will:

  • Get a snapshot of consent requirements from 40+ countries/regions around the world
  • Learn what opt-in or opt-out consent means, and which countries are opt-in or opt-out.
  • You will also learn details of any exceptions to opt-in/opt-out requirements in each country.
  • How an automated cookie consent compliance solution can help your organization comply with global consent requirements effectively


To comply with the lawful obligations it is essential to know the consent requirements stipulated in local laws. This white paper provides a complete guide to consent requirements globally. You will also learn details about each consent requirement, the legislation that supports them, and how you can comply with given requirements.

Learn all you need to know about a country’s consent requirements, the strictness level, their definition of consent, their lawful ground for processing data, and how you can automate your processes to fulfill these requirements.

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Our Readers Frequently Ask:

Guidances from regulatory authorities on cookies and consent keep changing regularly. As of 2021, significant updates have been made to the law of Russia, Singapore, China, Finland, Italy, Germany and Denmark.

Depends on how the applicable data regulation deals with this question. Under most data protection laws, especially those that are based on the framework of the GDPR, consent is one of the primary legal bases that can be leveraged upon for the collection and use of personal information. You can find more information about consent requirements in the state of global consent requirements guide.

The definition of a “valid consent” varies from one data protection law to another. As per the GDPR, consent must be freely-given, specific, informed and unambiguous to be qualified as valid consent. Generally, consent is valid where an individual understands the nature, purpose and consequences of the data collection and use. The individual should also have the ability to refuse or withdraw consent at any time without any detriment.

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