Rights related to automated decision making including profiling

Introduction to the Rights related to automated decision making including profiling

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, in broad principle, the Rights in relation to automated decision making (including profiling) gives individuals the right to request human intervention where an automated decision has been made.

By this we mean:

  • You can ask to have any computer made decisions explained to you, and details of how we may have ‘risk profiled’ you.
  • You have the right to question decisions made about you by a computer, unless it’s required for any contract you have entered into, required by law, or you’ve consented to it.
  • You also have the right to object if you are being ‘profiled’. Profiling is where decisions are made about you based on certain things in your personal information, e.g. your health conditions.

The following pages explain how to submit a request for a review to be conducted in relation to this type of decision.

Further details on your Rights relating to automated decision making, including profiling are available at the link below:

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You can also find further details in relation to how your information is processed by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) in the Council’s privacy statement which be accessed via the link below:

See our Privacy Notice