Taming the algorithm

The right not to be subject to an automated decision in the General Data Protection Regulation

Paweł Kuch

Erscheinungsjahr: 2022

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“Taming the Algorithm” by Paweł Kuch deals with the EU’s latest data protection law that is special in various respects. In contrast to the other norms of the GDPR, the provision on automated individual decisions (Art. 22 GDPR) does not contain any general specifications for the processing of personal data but regulates a specific constellation of such processing. Art. 22 GDPR is based on the assumption that making decisions by machines and algorithms is problematic and must therefore be legally framed and the final decision left to a data subject. With the recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI), numerous fields opened up. The question of the legal understanding of automated individual decisions has thus recently gained importance.