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consent,

in law, active acquiescence or silent compliance by a person legally capable of consenting (see age of consentage of consent,
the age at which, according to the law, persons are bound by their words and acts. There are different ages at which one acquires legal capacity to consent to marriage, to choose a guardian, to conclude a contract, and the like.
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). It may be evidenced by words or acts or by silence when silence implies concurrence. Actual or implied consent is necessarily an element in every contractcontract,
in law, a promise, enforceable by law, to perform or to refrain from performing some specified act. In a general sense, all civil obligations fall under tort or contract law.
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 and every agreement. In criminal charges, the consent of the party injured (if not obtained by fraudfraud,
in law, willful misrepresentation intended to deprive another of some right. The offense, generally only a tort, may also constitute the crime of false pretenses. Frauds are either actual or constructive.
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 or duressduress
, in law, actual or threatened violence or imprisonment, by reason of which a person is forced to enter into an agreement or to perform some other act against his will.
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) is a defense for the accused, unless a third party or the state is injured.

consent

age of consent the lowest age at which the law recognizes the right of a person to consent to sexual intercourse
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If you only have implied consent for Canadian customers or prospects, take advantage of the 36-month grace period to politely send them an email message (or other correspondence) requesting their express consent to continue receiving commercial electronic messages from your company.
Although CASL generally requires express consent, consent is implied in the following circumstances:
Simply put, this says you can't autodial or deliver voice or text messages to a customer's mobile number without his or her prior express consent.
This can be tricky: Senders not only have to get express consent to send a message, but they also have to get consent in a particular manner.
The law prohibits a third-party seller from charging a consumer for any good or service, unless the seller (1) clearly and conspicuously discloses the material offer terms and that the third-party seller is not affiliated with the initial merchant and (2) receives express consent for the charge from the consumer.
Another Canadian expert, Martin Kratz of Bennett Jones' Calgary office, highlighted transition issues, including CASL's opt-in, express consent provision, a key difference between CASL and CAN-SPAM, which is opt-out focused.
He warned supporters of organ donation could decide to opt out because organs will be taken without express consent, adding: "Wales has one of the best donation rates per million in the world.
Minister Angelov confirmed that there will be an option for reservists to participate in missions abroad, but suggested that would be given their prior express consent.
Her express consent suffices to turn what might otherwise look like a case of battery--the impliedly unconsensual poking and prodding administered by nurses and doctors--into justifiable aid.
Anyone using an application that does this also has to give their express consent to sharing that information.
The Havasupai sued when they discovered that researchers provided these same samples for other research uses without the express consent of the individual subject or the tribal nation.