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31st May 2017

Data protection – Automated decision making under the GDPR

Atiq Bhagwan, Associate in RB’s Commercial Team, looks at how new EU data protection laws coming into force on 25 May 2018 will impact the use of automated decision making by businesses in relation to individuals. Although fully automated decision making is still rare as most decisions made by businesses do have an element of human intervention, using algorithms, profiling and other automated business processes has become more commonplace and will continue to do so, which means it is important that you understand your obligations, how you are permitted to use such methods and when this is prohibited. Read more