Fifa organises data protection summit in October

Football world governing body Fifa is organising a Data Protection Summit at the Home of Fifa in Zurich on 2 October 2019, as a platform for all member associations, confederations, clubs and players’ unions to present their solutions to comply with data protection regulations and share their experiences.

Fifa has carried out several internal assessments of its processing of personal data, updated existing processes to enforce data protection, and adjusted security measures. In addition, Fifa has implemented communication channels to guarantee data subjects’ rights, reached out to providers, and adapted contractual relationships related to data protection.

Fifa has also kicked off several projects to implement data protection into the design of new data processing systems, and Fifa plans to share its experience in implementing data protection measures with all football stakeholders.

Attendance at the summit is free of charge and open to all representatives of member associations, confederations, leagues, clubs and players’ unions.