Irish Sailing has published guidance on the use of WhatsApp by its members following recent concerns over GDPR issues.
As reported last week on Afloat.ie, 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.