The Information Commissioner (ICO) has published a paper on the profiling provisions under the GDPR. The rules surrounding profiling will strengthen under the GDPR (coming into force in May 2018).

The paper highlights some of the changes under the GDPR and challenges that businesses face by using profiling under the new legislation which need further consideration. The ICO is seeking feedback from companies of how they might deal with certain issues by 28 April 2017. The Article 29 Working Party is set to publish guidelines on profiling later this year, as part of this, the ICO will provide the UK's thoughts on the matter and the feedback from this paper will help inform their views. We plan to submit our views on the issues raised and encourage all our readers to do the same.

Click here to view the ICO paper.