Guidelines 06/2020 on the interplay of the Second Payment Services Directive and the GDPR
Section 5.4 Explicit consent
56 In cases where the derogation of article 9 (2) (g) GDPR does not apply, obtaining explicit consent in accordance with the conditions for valid consent in the GDPR, seems to remain the only possible lawful derogation to process special categories of personal data by TPPs. The EDPB Guidelines 05/2020 on consent under Regulation 2016/679 states that: “Article 9(2) does not recognize “necessary for the performance of a contract” as an exception to the general prohibition to process special categories of data. Therefore, controllers and Member States that deal with this situation should explore the specific exceptions in Article 9 (2) subparagraphs (b) to (j). When service providers rely on Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, they must ensure that they have been granted explicit consent before commencing the processing.” Explicit consent as set out in Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR must meet all the requirements of the GDPR. This also applies to silent party data.