Sport Ireland Act 2015


Definitions for Part 4

40. In this Part—

F1[Act of 2018 means the Data Protection Act 2018;]

“anti-doping organisation” means a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code that is responsible for adopting rules for initiating, implementing or enforcing any part of the doping control process including, without limitation, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, WADA, international federations for sport, national anti-doping organisations and other major event organisations that conduct doping testing at their sports events;

“anti-doping rule violation” shall be construed in accordance with the Irish Anti-Doping Rules;

F1[Data Protection Regulation means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 201651 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation);]

“doping in sport” means the occurrence of one, or more, anti-doping rule violations;

“Irish Anti-Doping Rules” means the rules made by Sport Ireland under section 42;

“national anti-doping organisation” has the same meaning as it has in the World Anti-Doping Code;

F2[personal data means personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Regulation;]

F2[processing means processing within the meaning of the Data Protection Regulation;]

“relevant purpose” means the purpose of preserving the integrity of sport through the detection, prevention and elimination of doping in sport, including the application of sanctions in connection with such doping, on public interest grounds and for the benefit of sportspersons generally;

“sensitive personal data” has the same meaning as it has in the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003;

“UNESCO Anti-Doping Convention” means the International Convention Against Doping in Sport adopted by the UNESCO General Conference at Paris on 19 October 2005, as amended;

“WADA” means the World Anti-Doping Agency constituted in 1999 by the Constitutive Instrument of Foundation of the Agence Mondiale Antidopage;

“World Anti-Doping Code” means the World Anti-Doping Code adopted by the Foundation Board of WADA on 5 March 2003 at Copenhagen, as amended from time to time.




Inserted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 229(a)(i), (ii), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.


Substituted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 229(a)(iii), (iv), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.