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Capturing Data Access Events Post Consent Using Macaroons

Consent management is a long and sprawling topic.  The likes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have certainly sprung the terminology and design questions onto a bigger stage - but how many projects are really satisfying some of the nuanced use cases?

A use case I came across recently, really amplified the lack of capabilities many projects face.  Capturing consent is the main use case many focus upon.  It's a good one, pretty critical actually, and often gets looked at, through a few different lenses.  The first one is consent capture during account on-boarding or registration.  The classic "do you consent to service-x, using data a, b and c for the purpose of y"? The second part is often the huge long page of terms and conditions relating to the service use.

There's an entirely different (and equally huge) set of use cases around how that consent object is stored (schema, consent receipt format etc) and u…