- Download the Part X guide
- Terms used in this guide
- Does Part X of the CYFSA apply to you?
- Collection, use, and disclosure of personal information
- Consent and capacity
- Elements of consent
- Consent may be implied in some cases
- Consent may be written or verbal
- Presumption of consent’s validity
- Conditional consent and withdrawal of consent
- Capacity to consent
- Substitute decision-makers
- Safeguarding and managing personal information
- Access to records of personal information
- Individual’s right of access
- Access exceptions
- Is the record dedicated primarily to the provision of service to the individual?
- How are access requests made?
- Service provider’s response to access requests
- Substitute decision-makers can request access
- Correction of records
- Offences and immunity
- The role of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Consent may be implied in some cases
When you directly collect personal information to provide a service, an individual’s consent may be implied.60 Implied consent is consent that is not given explicitly, but which can be inferred based on the individual’s actions and the facts of a particular situation. You may imply consent for the use of personal information if you collected it directly and to provide a service. For example, if a parent gives you their personal information directly so that you can provide a service, you may imply their consent to use the information for this purpose.
In other cases, consent must be explicit and not merely implied. This includes any consent required for:
- an indirect collection
- a collection other than to provide a service
- a use of personal information, if the information had been collected indirectly, or was collected for a purpose other than providing a service
- a disclosure
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