In this chapter, I have argued for a specialised theory for informed consent in information technology, based on Manson and O'Neill's theory of waiver of normative expectations. I showed how this theory would work for situations in information technology better than the currently practised theories and other alternative theories based on similar goals, by showing how it solves the particular problems of value-selection (through identifying normative expectations), numbness, and manipulation within an IT environment. I also showed the importance of shifting the responsibility and accountability away from the user to make an informed choice (as is currently practised) and onto the developer or vendor who requested consent.
The sorts of requirements for the normative expectations and communication transactions revolve around the consent-requester being more involved with the target audience, gauging their beliefs and expected norms, ways to attract their attention, being aware of inferences and misrepresentations the information being communicated may carry, and attempting to minimise problematic ones. With these issues in mind, in the next chapter I outline the first of hopefully many practical applications of this theory to the particular problem of End User License Agreements.