GDPR Case study - Sport

RSM firm: Belgium
RSM contact: Steven Vermeulen

Bringing RSM’s ideas and insight – the work we carried out

During break-out sessions to our clients we reached out to the management of a Premier League Football Club in Belgium.GDPR case study - sport

We organised awareness sessions with the Board of Directors and the management of the football club, highlighting the specifics for their sector ranging from protection of minor football players to the rights and duties of professional football players. We enabled management to bridge the rules and regulations between Belgian level (issued by KBVB) and International level (FIFA) and the General Data Protection Regulation.

Our team performed a complete analysis and gap detection between the status as is and to be.

Assistance is provided to the entity to implement a secure architecture, procedures and policies to comply with the rules and regulations applicable.

Understanding our client – the benefits

The Board and Executive both gained an enhanced understanding of their data protection obligations (current and future) and their respective roles in ensuring compliance is achieved and maintained.

A full implementation plan is being set up in collaboration between the client and RSM Belgium. The client is lead implementator of the General Data Protection Regulation within the Premier League Football Clubs in Belgium and is setting the scene for other clubs to follow.

A close collaboration between the club and the Belgian Football Association (KBVB) resulted from the awareness sessions we presented. Similar sessions are planned for the Belgian Football Association.

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