Key information on the General Data Protection Regulation for the sports industrySophie Wilkinson, Adam Leadercramer
This article answers some of the key questions on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that the authors are frequently asked. In doing so, the authors hope that it dispels certain “GDPR myths”, offers practical guidance for interpreting the new law, and helps readers understand key risk areas and think more logically about how to be compliant come this spring.
...to continue reading register here for free
LawInSport is an independent publisher used by sports lawyers, sports business executives and administrators, athletes and support personnel, academics and students to stay informed of the latest legal issues and developments from the world of sport. It is our mission to improve the accountability, transparency and standard of the administration and governance of sport and the understanding of the law.
Thank you for considering becoming a member of LawInSport, supporting independent media and the promotion well researched, reference and accessible legal information that contributes to greater transparency and accountability in the sport and legal sectors.
This work was written for and first published on LawInSport.com (unless otherwise stated) and the copyright is owned by LawInSport Ltd. Permission to make digital or hard copies of this work (or part, or abstracts, of it) for personal use provided copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage, and provided that all copies bear this notice and full citation on the first page (which should include the URL, company name (LawInSport), article title, author name, date of the publication and date of use) of any copies made. Copyright for components of this work owned by parties other than LawInSport must be honoured.
- Tags: Data Protection Act 1998 | European Union | General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) | Governance | Regulation | United Kingdom (UK)
- How UK Sports Governing Bodies can prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation
- Results of Sport Sector GDPR Readiness Survey - Data Protection Report
- The legal implications for big data, sports analytics and player metrics under the GDPR
About the Author
Sophie is an associate at Onside Law who specialises in commercial, IP, IT and data protection work for clients in the sports and entertainment sectors. Sophie covers a broad range of matters, including endorsement, hosting, outsourcing and other commercial contracts, IP and IT related arrangements and data protection issues.
Adam is a partner specialising in commercial law in the sport and entertainment sectors and is our Head of Commercial. He joined Onside Law in January 2010, having spent over 6 years with leading City firm, Allen & Overy, primarily in its Communications, Media and Technology department.