“It was right for the Commission to give this agreement a deadline and retain the right to review it at any time,” said Vincenzo Tiani, partner of PANETTA law firm. These concerns were prompted by the UK government expressing its willingness to change its data protection law in February 2020.
There has also been speculation that the Johnson government could consider weakening or scrapping GDPR provisions on automated decision-making.
“The possibility for the data subject to be able to object to an automated decision that affects them and to be able to request a human review is crucial today and will be increasingly so as the use of AI becomes more widespread. These safeguards ensure citizens are not unfairly discriminated against and make companies more trustworthy without sacrificing adoption of these technologies,” Tiani added.
Vincenzo Tiani on Euractiv to comment on the EU-UK data adequacy decision
It was right for the Commission to give this agreement a deadline and retain the right to review it at any time.