Quidgest GDPR sports

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into effect on May 25 2018


This regulation, establishing new rights and obligations for all organizations processing personal data, will directly affect sports clubs and institutions and how they manage and maintain the data of their members, funders, employees, marketing contacts, and anyone with whom they interact.

All data collected and held about individuals is subject to this regulation. Of particular concern is how the owner of the data consents to this data being used. This specific area is still unclear when it concerns minors under the age of 16. (If the child is under 16 years of age, treatment is only permissible if and to the extent that consent is given or authorized by the person with parental responsibility for the child).

In response to these changes, Quidgest has designed a solution, in its entirety, for large European sports organizations. This solution allows major sports clubs to manage their compliance with the GDPR, namely at the level of the #SAD, as well as how all the companies that are part of the ecosystem of these clubs manage the data of club members and contacts. In this way, the rights of members and supporters, and in particular of youth sports structures, are protected in a sustainable and scalable way, as well as ensuring that other companies and services providers working with the club also conform. Services providers and partners may include insurance companies, newspapers, television channels or media companies, companies providing merchandising and events.

Specifically created to meet the needs of sports clubs and their networks, and responding to all data protection requirements, this solution provides organisations with a competitive and differentiating advantage. Already selected by of the top 16 football clubs in the European Champions League, Quidgest´s solution is being implemented to support their legal team in maintaining club compliance with the GDPR.

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