WADA releases new schooling course for athletes on Privateness and Data Safety Consciousness

Immediately, the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) releases a brand new schooling course entitled ‘Privateness and Data Safety Consciousness for Athletes’, accessible on the Company’s Anti-Doping Schooling and Studying Platform (ADEL).

According to WADA’s athlete-centered method and current education schemes accessible on ADEL, the ‘Privateness and Data Safety Consciousness for Athletes’ schooling course was created to assist athletes perceive private info and methods to guard their information. The schooling course was developed with enter from WADA Athlete Committee member and former Olympic sport shooter Gaby Ahrens (Namibia), in addition to different stakeholders with expertise offering info safety coaching to athletes and sports activities organizations.

Ms. Ahrens mentioned: “The ‘Privateness and Data Safety Consciousness for Athletes’ schooling course is one other necessary step in the direction of equipping athletes with the information they should perceive how their private info is used for anti-doping functions and their rights close to privateness and information safety. The course additionally covers important practices athletes ought to apply of their day-to-day to remain protected on-line.”

WADA Director of Schooling, Amanda Hudson, mentioned: “Advancing athlete schooling is a key precedence for WADA and our intention with this course is to extend athlete consciousness as to how and why their information is used, and what rights and protections they’ve inside the anti-doping system. Contemplating the non-public info athletes want to supply as a part of the anti-doping system and the prevalence of digital processes within the safety of fresh sport, it’s crucial to supply athletes with the correct instruments to maintain this info safe. This new studying alternative provides one other layer to the muse WADA has constructed to guard athlete information and their privateness.”

This course contains subjects reminiscent of:

  • What privateness, info safety and information safety imply;
  • How anti-doping organizations defend athletes’ private info;
  • What athletes’ rights are;
  • Finest practices to remain protected on-line; and
  • Key on-line threats and find out how to defend in opposition to them.

Whereas the course is presently accessible in English, the French and Spanish variations shall be made accessible on ADEL within the coming months.

Anti-Doping Organizations who want to maintain monitor of latest schooling options on ADEL are invited to go to the ADEL Roadmap. For any questions concerning the ‘Privateness and Data Safety Consciousness for Athletes’ schooling course, or to supply suggestions on any of the programs and education schemes on ADEL, please contact the Schooling Division at: [email protected]