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Hellenic Data Protection Authority

Opinion 7/2015, on the lawfulness of the Ministerial Decision on the implementation of an automated system for the procurement, distribution and control of nominal tickets in professional sports events

The Greek professional sports associations for football and basketball filed in front of the Hellenic DPA respective notifications with regard to their personal data processing of nominal tickets to relevant sports events, as authorised to do by means of a Ministerial Decision on the implementation of an automated system for the procurement, distribution and monitoring of such tickets. However, the DPA, having received such notifications, invited the competent Ministries (Ministry of Culture and Justice respectively) as well as these law enforcement authorities that would have been granted access to the relevant automated (ticketing) systems to submit their opinions during a public hearing. The DPA, taking also into account the opinion of the technical consultants employed for the implementation of said systems, published its opinion on the conditions for their lawful operation and deployment.