Pro-athletes make game-changing claim: “We do!”

If laws like GDPR and BIPA are found to support that claim, the world of sports betting, gaming, and data will be subject to a whole new economic reality. An initiative, called Project Red Card and spearheaded by more than 850 pro- and former top-level athletes, is evolving a legal claim based on the notion that an athlete’s performance data, even if it’s publicly observed, is personal data and that athletes have a right to compensation for use of their data. It also raises related issues, such as what prior consent might need to be obtained for use of player data, and what demands they could make about rectification of data.

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