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Guest user Created:   Mar 17, 2021 Last commented:   Mar 19, 2021

Need of explicit consent

I work with the events industry and wanted to find out that what if one of my sales agent received a contact list from one of his client. are we legally allowed to get in touch with those contacts as they might all be relevant to the events we host? So basically under legitimate interest? Or we would need explicit consent from the contacts to contact them?

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Alessandra Nisticò Mar 18, 2021

You need to verify if the client has consent from contacts to share data with third parties. If the client did not acquire consent, you need to give them information and acquire consent under article 14 GDPR. Legitimate interest does not include the processing to invite to hosted events.

Here you can find more information about consent and GDPR

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Guest user Mar 18, 2021

Dear Alessandra,

Thank you for your response.

Just slightly unclear with one thing

If the client did not aquire consent then can we atleast get in touch with the contacts to collect their consent to be contacted or first the client will have to do their bit around collecting consent for their data to be shared with 3rd party?

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Alessandra Nisticò Mar 19, 2021

Tecnically, your client is the data controller who should acquire consent before sharing its clients' data with third parties. You could send a cold email under legitimate interest and acquire consent acting as a data controller.

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