Physiological and performance data in sport and the legal issues it raises
The following article is an extract from “MINE: The Future of Data Rights in Sport”, a comprehensive guide to sports-related data and how it is treated under the Indian legal system. The report was produced by The Sports Law and Policy Centre (Bengalura, India) and the full version is available to view on their website.
This article examines the interests at play and the potential balances that may be considered in the matter of the collection and use of Athlete physiological and performance data in sports engagements. Specifically, it looks at:
- Types of data
- Ownership and control
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Abhinav Shrivastava is Counsel at LawNK, a Bangalore based boutique law practice specialising in sports, media, technology and intellectual property laws. He heads the Privacy and Data Protection practice at LawNK, and is a graduate of Kings’ College London and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.