Football Statistics Fight May Clarify Data Fouls Under GDPR

By Kim Roberts (November 15, 2021, 6:12 PM EST) -- A new strain of litigation has emerged in recent years centered on one of the most valuable commodities in the modern world: data.

Thanks largely to the General Data Protection Regulation rules, which came into force in May 2018, people are more precious and litigious when it comes to protecting their personal data.

We have already seen litigation launched involving issues around invasion of privacy, data leaks and hacks, as well as regulatory clampdowns, but a new potential source of disputes has emerged from an unlikely place: the football field.

Anyone familiar with football — or professional sport in general — will...

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