Profiling and automated decision-making in light of recent proceedings against Uber

September 27, 2021

The Dutch chapter of the IAPP KnowledgeNet held a lively panel discussion on 27 September last on profiling and automated decision-making (in Dutch). Vonne Laan hosted the event and moderated the discussion between panel members.

The event started with Vonne Laan presenting an outline of the relevant legal framework for these concepts in the GDPR. The subsequent panel discussion mainly centred on a recent case example: the legal proceedings against Uber by a number of drivers who challenged the automatic deactivation of their accounts by Uber due to an algorithm that detected possible fraudulent activity. Among the issues discussed was in what way human intervention prevents breach of regulation on automated decision-making.

The other members of the panel were Anton Ekkers (lawyer at Ekker Advocatuur), Laura Poolman (lawyer at Kennedy Van der Laan), Menno Weij (legal counsel at BDO) and Wendy Wieleman (Privacy Officer at Alliander).

To access the full presentation, please click this link.