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

Published 04 June 2018 By: Danielle Sharkey, Hannah Kent

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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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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 an Associate in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP where she specialises in sport, media and general commercial disputes, and has completed a secondment to The FA. She acts for a range of clients, including individuals, large corporates and national governing bodies, and has advised clients involved in a number of different sports.

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