Breakpoints in Sketch

over 2 years ago from Mark Horgan, UI developer

  • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, over 2 years ago

    Oops, there it is. I found the suggestion you're quoting on Page 21:

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/711097/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-1-0.pdf

    Also in that section are the consent requirements:

    • "Consent requires a positive opt-in."

    So, you do have to type your email address and also tick a checkbox. That's definitely opt-in.

    • "Explicit consent requires a very clear and specific statement of consent."

    Below the form, it states "I agree to receive occasional product updates and new product announcements. You can unsubscribe at any time". That's a clear and specific statement.

    So, not sure what the issue is. This is pretty common. He could charge $5 instead I guess? I like that it's free

    7 points
    • James LaneJames Lane, over 2 years ago

      The issue is that email consent shouldn't be required for a service, nothing to do with the positive opt-in.

      So yes, you can be asked to enter your email address, that's fine to receive a download link. But you can't have it so that you MUST sign up to receive email newsletters to use a service.

      To get round it is very simple, you just allow users to be able to click the download button after entering an email address. The checkbox is irrelevant: if a user checks it, fine, send them promo emails. If a user doesn't check it, that's also fine, send them the download link via email.

      4 points