Trust and Consentfulness

I’ve given some presentations lately, as part of the RealConsent series organised by Mark Lizar and Richard Beaumont of the Personal Data and Trust network, on a couple of topics, that I think are worth sharing.

Notes – ie what I said – are available in the second half of each document, in lieu of an actual video.

The first, consentfulness, is about getting back to the first principles of consent and coming up with ways to measure it, empirically, so we can open up new innovation in that space, and make consent design more scientific.

The second, on the relationship between trust and consent, tries to unpick the relationship between these two hugely important concepts, both of which are pretty hot in the data protection and privacy space right now.

As always, comments are very welcome – post them here, or drop an email to r.gomer at