‘Footballers assert data protection claim over the use of performance statistics’

“Data is a commodity, with businesses buying and selling huge amounts of it every day. Generally, the personal data sold is authorised by the individuals to which it relates (often unwittingly by a waiver never read in a thrice-removed hyperlink alongside ‘accept cookies’ or ‘I agree to these terms and conditions’). Russell Slade, however, is now leading a charge by 850 professional footballers to retake control of huge amounts of data about them that is traded and relied upon by betting firms, data collection agencies, and entertainment companies …” (more)

[Adham Harker, Inforrm’s Blog, 23 October]

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