There has been a lively debate in the academic community of late about whether data subjects under the EU General Data Protection Regulation have a "right to explanation" of automated decisions made about them. On one side, some contend that no such right exists under the GDPR; instead, there is a "limited right to information" only. On the other side, some have argued that this is a narrow analysis and that a contextual interpretation would provide such a right. So, is there a right to explanation for automatic decision making under the GDPR? In this post for Privacy Perspectives, Morrison & Foerster's Lokke Moerel and Marijn Storm make the case for why they agree with the latter interpretation and explain why "all sides are missing the broader context."
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