Friday November 22, 2019

World Rugby in a scrum over Irish data laws and anti-doping probes

By Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

9th September, 2018

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

Rugby’s international governing body is lobbying the Irish government to create new data protection laws, to prevent major headaches over anti-doping investigations.

World Rugby has written to the government that “the Irish Data Protection Bill 2018 [gives] rise to certain potential implications for sporting organisations with respect to anti-doping and other sporting integrity activities”, particularly when it comes to transferring athletes’ personal data between jurisdictions.

In a letter to Data Protection...

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