When I was at the CYD meetup this week, I was talking to a friend who has a website development business with her husband. She recently attended a course on new privacy legislation that will come into effect next year, and it’s going to be very strict. She said that ‘implied consent’, e.g. a shop owner verbally saying they’re happy to go on the website and putting a sticker in their window, would no long be good enough. They have to give ‘explicit consent’, e.g. by signing a form or somehow indicating online in a way that can be kept as evidence they agreed. I’m thinking that we need to start doing that now for the places we are listing, otherwise we’ll have to go back to them when the legislation comes in and get them to sign something.
I’ve emailed @kingskidgirl who did the original sticker design to see if she still has the jpg file - I think I lost it when my HD crashed a couple of years back If she has, I was thinking we could knock up a simple consent form with the sticker image showing on it that people could use to get explicit permission, then scan them in and keep them all together in the Cloud somewhere. Or something like that?