The NADA-Code (NADC) obligates athletes to make personal data available to anti-doping organizations to a substantial extent. This is why it is of crucial importance that the anti-doping organizations provide appropriate protection for the personal data they have collected while simultaneously complying with the requirements posed by currently valid data protection legislation, thus retaining the trust and a sense of responsibility on the part of the individuals involved in organized sports on a lasting basis.
The NADA and the anti-doping organizations share the burden of responsibility for ensuring the protection of personal data processed in connection with anti-doping measures, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
The NADC appreciates and underlines the significance of the legitimate data protection interests of those individuals participating in NADA's anti-doping program. In order to underpin this commitment, the Standard for Data Protection has been drawn up, together with supplementary specifications and rules for protecting personal data by the anti-doping organizations.
In August 2009, NADA appointed a Data Protection Officer. Since 01. June 2018, Dr. Ralf Schadowski has handled the remit of supervising the manner in which personal data is processed by NADA, in accordance with the arrangements laid down in the WADA Code and the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPP), and in harmony with the regulations laid down by national legislation (in particular by the GDPR).