Giving and removing consent

Setting permissions up-front

Description

Users are asked to set their permissions before they access or install a service. For example, when installing a messaging app the user might be asked to give access to their media files, their contacts or wifi connection information.

Advantages

  • Preferences are set before using the service, allowing full functionality straight away

Limitations

  • In some cases, users won’t have enough information to make the decision. In this case might be useful to use Just-In-Time Consent

Examples

  • Adding Mobile Device Management (MDM) in MacOS →

    When adding a Mobile Device Management (MDM) Profile in macOS the permissions necessary for performing remote management are presented up-front. Setting permissions up-front makes sense in this case as it’s not possible to seek consent when trying to remotely wipe a laptop which is lost or stolen.