The ARTICLE 29 DATA PROTECTION WORKING PARTY published a press release on 28 May: “European Data Protection Authorities argue for clear limits to profiling – further input to the data protection reform discussions.”
The release opens with the following statement:
Connecting personal data to create and use profiles has become an important challenge for individuals’ rights and freedoms. Profiling enables companies as well as public authorities to determine, analyze or predict peoples’ personality or aspects of their personality – especially their behaviour, interests and habits. Furthermore, people usually do not know that and to what extent they are being profiled.
Full text of the release can be found here.