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INWEND: Using CBR to automate legal assessment in the context of the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Clarissa Dietrich; Sebastian Schriml; Ralph Bergmann; Benjamin Raue
In: Proceedings of the "Lernen, Wissen, Daten, Analysen" (LWDA) 2020 Workshops: KDML, FGWM, FGWI-BIA, and FGDB. GI-Workshop-Tage "Lernen, Wissen, Daten, Analysen" (LWDA-2020), located at Intelligent Future Days (IFD) 2020, September 9-11, Bonn/ St. Augustin (ONLINE), Germany, Pages 192-201,, 2020.


The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the processing of personal data in all EU Member States, contains an exemption for “purely personal or household activities”. Whether this so-called household exemption covers the setup of an online communication forum, particularly on a social media or chat platform, is a question of the individual case. We present a case-based reasoning approach to automatically assessing a scenario provided by the user and generating a tailored legal recommendation.