Our new Consentua Brochure is now available. Get it by following the link below.
What is Consentua?
Consentua is our Innovate UK funded consent management tool. We developed it over the last two years with help from the European Commission.
For most organisations, consent is probably the most used condition for the process of personal data. Many organisations recognise that they have to improve how they manage consent. Making the request clear and easy to understand, for example.
Many people see the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an opportunity to better understand the customer. What better way of improving your brand’s trust than via a clear and transparent explanation as to what personal data is processed and why this benefits the end user?
Created as the first in a series of GDPR Infographic. It is intended to act as a basic introduction.
Let us know how you are preparing to comply with GDPR in the comments below and f you have further questions then give us a call on 02392 160640.
Our Consentua service provides GDPR compliant consent management that can be integrated into your organisation’s existing data protection processes.
We also provide Privacy Impact Assessments, GDPR readiness reviews and Privacy Notice refresh. If you feel you might be a bit behind in preparations for GDPR then email@example.com.
We built our privacy consultancy service with the express aim of helping organisations achieve an appropriate level of information management maturity. Almost all organisations use data in one form or another. We focus on an organisation’s obligations around the use of individual Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
Privacy concerns around PII have increased over recent years. The need to address the obligations and to meet national and international laws, regulations and compliance standards are becoming ever more onerous and complex, especially where data needs to be shared between different jurisdictions. Individuals that use your services are becoming increasingly aware of the value of their data, the rights they have and are expecting appropriate use and transparency in the way organisations use this information.
The incoming GDPR regulations in May 2018 will dramatically increase the requirement for privacy controls on organisations and ensure better management of personal data for citizens.
A new service from KnowNow Information, Consentua, helps organisations build citizen trust as required under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It provides data processing transparency and gives citizens the choice and control needed to share data safely and comfortably.
Consentua captures users’ consent to the use of their personal data. It provides GDPR compliance to organisations that process data. It also allows individuals to control how their personal data is being used.
You can now sign up to Consentua via CC2i, the collaborative government services co-funding platform at
Consentua is a consent management system from KnowNow Information that helps organisations to achieve GDPR’s data protection compliance. It also gives individuals choice and control over how their personal data is used.
Future Watch 3 – Privacy and Social Media
Tech legend and one-half of Know Now, Chris Cooper concludes the discussion with Gemma Christie on data security and privacy. They talk openly about how Facebook and Google use your data, along with a great sandwich story. We also take a look at what the future holds for having more control over your own personal digital footprint.
G: You wrote your article ‘5 rules of thumb and security of YOUR data’ in 2015 so it’s about a year old now. Do you think there have been any substantial improvements within the last year?
C: No. I think it’s got worse, to tell the truth.
G: In what way?
C: We’re seeing more and more stuff being connected without any good agreement on what constitutes good security design. There are a number of standards that are out there, but there isn’t an agreement on the handshake and the trusted exchange of information between devices. There isn’t a mechanism for what I call the ‘lizard principle’ or the ‘lizard tail principle’ for where you could shut something down and confine it and contain where you have maybe a risk or an exposure, and you can sacrifice that particular component.
I think where so many of the solutions that we see coming through are what I call ‘single-threaded decision makers’, so you have one sensor or one trigger that leads to one action, and all it takes is for that one thing to be compromised, and it just sets in chain a whole run of events.
A good holistic design has multiple decision-making points reinforcing a trend. If you’re responding to that trend proactively, it will achieve some type of difference. Where we seem to be, is on things that are going, right, I want to know something about the state of this area, and then once it reaches a certain point then I’m going to go do something else.
An example of this could be: river flow is going up, let’s open up a sluice gate. A sluice gate only has one centre and if that centre is compromised, the sluice gate doesn’t open. People get flooded. That just seems really poor design, a lack of thought on how you make stuff happen and a lack of desire, in my opinion, to invest appropriately in a fit-for-purpose solution that would stand the test of time. We tend to be buying on price for the short term and not investing in a project for the medium to long term.
So no, I don’t think how our ethos and how we approach projects, how we are trying to deliver stuff and connect stuff up, is following good systems practice. We’re still seeing a number of poorly-designed, poorly-implemented solutions, especially in the internet space.
G: In the article that was written last year, you said there are five good reasons we need to worry about security?
When it came to KnowNow’s innovative new consent tool what we needed was a view of the market. We needed to move from a hunch to a viable innovation backed up with evidence.
A consequence of being on a business accelerator is that you take a more methodical based approach to your innovation validation. This means fail fast and do the bare minimum and push only what has a positive response. Do more of that and less of the things that are not so positive. This is an iterative experience.