My company hosts an online database for organisations to manage training data for their people.
In most cases, administrator users (team leaders/line managers) manage data for their staff/teams. From an organisation of say, 500 people, usually only around 30 people might ever log in and view data for their teams.
I'm currently trying to understand how the new GDPR regulation regarding consent will be relevant/applied:
(32) Consent should be given by a clear affirmative act establishing a freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her, such as by a written statement, including by electronic means, or an oral statement. This could include ticking a box when visiting an internet website, choosing technical settings for information society services or another statement or conduct which clearly indicates in this context the data subject's acceptance of the proposed processing of his or her personal data. Silence, pre-ticked boxes or inactivity should not therefore constitute consent. Consent should cover all processing activities carried out for the same purpose or purposes. When the processing has multiple purposes, consent should be given for all of them. If the data subject's consent is to be given following a request by electronic means, the request must be clear, concise and not unnecessarily disruptive to the use of the service for which it is provided.
How therefore can organisations like ours realistically provide this, when many people won't actually see/access their own data? Is consent still required here? Can that consent be managed by the central point of contact at the client (outside our software)?
I've looked at over a dozen sites providing "advice", but each re-hash the same generic information that doesn't provide enough clarity.