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D7.4: Implications of profiling practices on democracy

Reply James Backhouse (LSE):  Title:
 Profiling and data protection law


Reply Martin Meints (ICPP):


The perspective of this reply differs from the perspective of the initial articles: It represents the personal opinion of a technically educated citizen with experience in IT project management in the public as well as in the private sector. The author currently works in the office of a privacy commissioner in Germany where the application of profiling in the public and private sector and the corresponding application of privacy protection laws are a practical aspect of everyday work. 

In consideration of the articles by S. Gutwirth/P. de Hert and Mireille Hildebrandt, firstly I give my opinion on the applicability of data protection law on profiling and on possible limitations. Additionally I point out a few application scenarios where profiling plays a major role today or may do so in the future. The findings are summarised in the conclusion. 


Reply James Backhouse (LSE):  fidis-wp7-del7.4.implication_profiling_practices_03.sxw  Profiling and data protection law
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