What is a consent log?
A consent log is a record of user consent obtained via a consent management platform. It typically includes details such as:
- User ID: A unique identifier for the user to identify them.
- Consent status: Whether the user opted in or opted out of data processing.
- Date and time: Timestamp of when consent was granted or revoked.
- Purpose/Data: Description of the specific purpose and data types covered under the consent.
Additionally, some CMPs may also include anonymized locations or IP addresses.
A consent log acts as proof of consent which is mandated by laws like GDPR.