There are new data protection rules coming into force in May 2018, and while I thought they only applied to companies, they apply to clubs and societies as well. I'm not sure if it applies to individuals acting on their own, unless they are involved in some economic activity, but that's a side issue.
Anyway, as it applies to chess in Ireland,
I have 2 proper questions:
Do the ICU have any guidance for clubs/tournament organisers etc. for the new GDPR rules coming in next year? Mainly around renewing consent for mailing list etc.
Is the age on the junior ratings list static or dynamic (i.e. can the date of birth be derived)?
and 1/3 rambling ridiculous questions:
What happens if a player requests their data to be deleted, especially around ratings? Does consent need to be given to use your rating in calculations, given that it's stored in a database and involves an algorithm (and that algorithm is implemented in software, rather than done on pen and paper)? Given that a rating and club can currently unique identify everyone above 1780, is it personal information?