EPAS Forum on Sport and Human Rights focuses on Data Protection

EPAS Forum on Sport and Human Rights focuses on Data Protection

On 30 June, the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sports (EPAS) of the Council of Europe organised the third Forum on Sport and Human Rights. This year, participants from sport organisations, EPAS Governing Board members and Consultative Committee members joined forces with Data Protection Specialists and Delegates from the Committee of Convention 108 to discuss the right to data protection in sports and the challenges the sports movement faces in this regard. In the context of the ongoing digital transformation of sports, the amount of often-sensitive data collected keeps increasing and raises concerns regarding data protection.  The event consisted of four panels. Speakers of the first panel discussed performance analysis and predictive technologies, the second panel focused on international exchange of information and transborder data flows in the context of child safeguarding. Participants then followed a discussion on personal data protection in Anti-Doping, before the fourth panel on Facial recognition and crowd control concluded the event.

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