WADA International Standard now in force

Jeremy Phillips

The Quebec-based World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information which was adopted on 20 September 2008, came into force on 1 January 2009. According to WADA’s website,

“The purpose of the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI) is to ensure that all relevant parties involved in anti-doping in sport adhere to a set of minimum privacy protections when collecting and using athlete personal information, such as information relating to whereabouts, doping controls and therapeutic use exemptions.

WADA led an extensive consultation process beginning in late 2007 involving key stakeholders, legal experts, international organizations, governments and privacy regulators from several countries, and circulated two draft versions of the ISPPPI for comment”.

You can download the ISPPPI, which is 17 pages long, here.  Lawyers and others please note: the document exists in English and French versions.  In an event of a conflict between them, the English text is the controlling one.

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