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Irish Sailing Issues Guidance On WhatsApp Use By Members

5th February 2020
Irish Sailing Issues Guidance On WhatsApp Use By Members

Irish Sailing has published guidance on the use of WhatsApp by its members following recent concerns over GDPR issues.

As reported last week on, privacy concerns prompted a call for Irish sports clubs to stop using WhatsApp for group chats — with experts in the field suggesting the popular smartphone messaging service “does not comply” with GDPR rules for official communications.

The governing body for sailing in Ireland says: “Similarly to the GAA, Irish Sailing is a data controller. We oversee all clubs that process information on membership and must ensure that this is compliant with legislation.”

Irish Sailing’s WhatsApp guidance can be downloaded as a Word document HERE.

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