gaIsf gEneral Assembly offers insigHt into gdpR
This year’s GAISF General Assembly will feature a section dedicated to helping International Federations (IFs) get to grips with the latest General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new reform, which is described as the most important change in data privacy regulation for 20 years, has implications for every International Federation which stores data on individuals whether they are athletes, officials or fans.
GDPR is set to come into force throughout the European Union from May 2018. However it also affects organisations based outside of the EU, if they provide services or store data from those in EU countries.
Maître Carrard, legal advisor for GAISF, will provide an essential guide that will affect all of GAISFs Member Federations and Observer Status members. Delegates in attendance will also be given a presentation on GDPR, which will examine the issues and opportunities and suggest sources of information and support which members may access to ensure that they are compliant with the new regulation.
“This is an issue that will affect all organisations that hold and process data about individuals”, GAISF Head of Administration Philippe Gueisbuhler said. “Sport, and particularly International Federations will be affected, so GAISF has taken the initiative to provide clear and informative guidelines that can be put in place immediately.”
The GAISF General Assembly will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 April, following the conclusion of SportAccord 2018. The presentation will also be made available to International Federations who aren’t able to attend this year’s General Assembly.