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Professional Footballers Threaten Data Firms with GDPR Legal Action


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Portuguese team captain Cristiano Ronaldo making a shot some have described as "the worlds greatest ever goal."

Data collection, distribution, and use has become a staple of the modern sporting environment.

Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of professional footballers (soccer players) have threatened litigation against the data collection industry, demanding remuneration for the trading of their performance data over the past six years, and an annual fee for any future use.

The 850-player Global Sports Data and Technology Group is led by former U.K. football team manager Russell Slade, whose legal team said lack of compensation for licensed use of footballers' personal data violates Europe's General Data Protection Regulation.

The attorney leading the group's action, Chris Farnell, thinks it could lead to a game-changing rethink of data trading, particularly in terms of "how that data is being used and how it's going to be rewarded."

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