This Livemint article makes the case for consent while protecting data.
"But think of the person who cannot read or write. That is roughly 300 million people in India. What are their chances of making an informed choice about whether or not to give their data in exchange for a service? The answer is zero—unless they have an educated relative or a friendly bank manager who will sit them down and explain what they’re consenting to."
Read the entire article here.