Volume: 5 Issue: 3
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) 'has taken appropriate action to comply' with the Data Protection Act 1998 following a complaint about the ECB's use of Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) data to promote a new 'Officials Association' for umpires and scorers.
In a written statement, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said: 'Following a complaint concerning the England & Wales Cricket Board, the ICO contacted the organisation to ensure that it understood its obligations under the Data Protection Act. The ICO is now satisfied that the organisation has taken appropriate action to comply with the Act'.
An ECB spokesman said: "When contacted by the ICO, we were able to give them assurances that we would not be in breach of the Data Protection Act". The complaint concerned a one-off use of a part of the CRB list.
The Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (ACU&S) wrote to both the ECB and the ICO to complain about the use of CRB data to promote the ECB's rival professional organisation, the Officials Association.