Right regarding automated individual decision-making - Sample Letter

[Your full address]
[Your phone number]
[Your email address]

[The date]

[Data Protection Officer / Data Protection Lead]
[Name of the organisation]
[Address of the organisation]

[Reference/account number (if applicable)]

Dear [Sir or Madam / name of the person you have been in contact with]

Right regarding automated individual decision-making (decisions made about you without human involvement)

I would like to exercise my rights relating to decisions made about me without human involvement under Article 38 of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

I have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing that produces legal effects or similarly significantly affects me. I understand that this does not apply if the decision;

a. is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between your organisation and me;
b. is authorized by a different relevant law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard my rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
c. has been based on my explicit consent

[State what you want. You have the right at any time to ask an organisation not to subject you to automated processing in the three circumstances described above. You can also ask them to tell you why a decision has been made in this way and how it will affect you.]

Please send a full response within 4 weeks of receipt of my letter. If you cannot respond within that timescale, please tell me when you will be able to respond.
If there is anything you would like to discuss, please contact me (state your preferred means of communication).

If you need advice on dealing with this request, the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner can assist you. There is guidance on the website at www.jerseyoic.org or you can call them on 01534 716530.

Yours faithfully / sincerely,


[Your full name]

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