Unlike “consent” where individuals consent to data being moved from one place to another, PDAs are legally owned by individuals. Permissions are therefore a result of legal contracts set up by Dataswift directly between the app and its users. Without the individual agreeing to these contracts, the app’s access to the PDAs would be illegal. Dataswift, as the steward of the platform of PDAs, has to ensure that any access must have the correct permissions and the individual must not have revoked the permissions, which they can do from the PDA dashboard (unless the PDA is a contracted PDA). If they have, the app will no longer have access to the PDA.