Anti-doping & data protection : an evaluation of the anti-doping laws and practices in the EU member states in light of the general data protection regulation / Bart van der Sloot... [et al.]

Sloot, Bart van der | European Commission

Edited by Publications Office of the European Union. Luxemburg - 2017

This study regards the relationship between anti-doping laws and practices in the EU and the European data protection framework, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation. The main four objectives of this research project were: a) to prepare a complete list of all relevant legislation at national level in the 28 EU Member States, in particular provisions providing a legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of anti-doping activities; b) to determine, on the basis of the results of the aforementioned exercise and other relevant factors, a representative sample of twelve EU Member States that would be studied in more detail; c) to perform research on the scope and nature of personal data processing for anti-doping purposes in these twelve EU Member States, on the basis of the anti-doping practice defined in the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) and its associated standards and on the basis of interviews performed with the National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) and the International Federations (IFs); d) to identify cases, on the basis of the research performed above, and in the light the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection, that would need to be addressed by national legislation in order to ensure lawful processing of personal data in the anti-doping context.

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