The role of Information Sharing Agreements in tackling corruption and doping in sport

Published 04 June 2018 | Authored by: Danielle Sharkey, Hannah Kent

Information Sharing Agreements have recently been making the news, with the Austrian Play Fair Code and Sportradar and UEFA and ESSA joining forces,1 and the news on Wednesday 30 May 2018 that the Council of Europe and UEFA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.2

Accordingly, this article examines what Information Sharing Agreements are, specifically looking at:

  • how they work;

  • the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);

  • who uses them in UK sport,

  • recent developments; and

  • a conclusion as to their effectiveness.

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About the Author

Danielle Sharkey

Danielle Sharkey

Danielle is an Associate in the Sports Team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Previously she spent eight years as legal advisor to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) where her focus was on regulatory, governance, data protection and disciplinary matters. Danielle prosecuted a number of British horseracing’s high profile corruption and doping cases during her time with the BHA.

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent

Hannah is currently a final-seat trainee solicitor at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and is due to qualify into Sports Team in September 2018. Hannah has advised both individuals and companies on a variety of contentious commercial related matters and sport and media disputes, as well as completing a secondment to The FA.

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