Keeping the game clean

How do we use your data?

It is everyone’s responsibility to play by the rules and ensure the beautiful game is a doping-free sport.

We use your data to help conduct in- and out-of-competition doping controls. In particular, we use the data you provide via the therapeutic use exemption (TUE) application form to assess compliance with the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions and the FIFA TUE Policy. Your data may also be used in cooperation with anti-doping organisations (ADOs) to conduct investigations into suspected anti-doping rule violations, in the event of an adverse or atypical finding based on your sample(s) or the athlete biological passport.

Where does your data come from?

Your data comes directly from you and your physician(s) via the TUE application form.

What data do we collect?

  • Name

  • Date of birth

  • Contact details

  • Gender

  • Member association

  • Type(s) of football

  • Status (amateur/professional)

  • Medical diagnosis 

  • Prescribed medication 

  • Medical treatment relevant to your application

  • Supporting medical information and records

How long do we keep your data?

  • TUE certificates or rejection decisions are retained for ten years.

  • TUE application forms and supplementary medical information are retained for 12 months following the expiry of the TUE.

  • Incomplete TUE applications are retained for 12 months.

Who do we share your data with?

  • The FIFA TUE Advisory Group

  • ADOs with testing authority and/or results management authority over your

  • Authorised staff of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

  • Members of the TUE committees of each relevant ADO and WADA

  • Other independent medical, scientific or legal experts, where necessary

What part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) covers this?

  • Article 6 paragraph 1 (a) GDPR (consent)

  • Article 6 paragraph 1 (b) GDPR (contract)

  • Article 6 paragraph 1 (c) GDPR (compliance with legal obligation)

  • Article 6 paragraph 1 (e) GDPR (public interest)

  • Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

Data Subjects

Ticket buyers

Before the first whistle, you should know that we use your data to provide customer service, manage our relationship and allow you to pay for your ticket.


We can’t wait to welcome you to one of our events to share our love of the beautiful game!

Event team members and volunteers

Thanks for being part of the team of staff and volunteers who make our events happen. We couldn’t do it without you!

Match officials

Without our hard-working officials, there’s no game, so thanks for everything you do for the sake of football around the world.

Media professionals

Thanks for helping us tell football’s story! We use your data to manage access to the FIFA Media Channel and accredit the journalists, photographers and broadcast reporters who help us bring football to the world.

Match agents

Match agents help us bring communities, countries, clubs and national teams together – you embody FIFA’s Living Football philosophy.

Football agents

You’re fundamental for the development of the game’s stars. We use your data to comply with the rules of football and in particular the FIFA Football Agent Regulations.


Without fans like you, there’s no football. Your enthusiasm gets us up in the morning and drives us to make football truly global.

Players under the age of 18

You’re the future of the game. We use your data to help keep football safe and open, protect young players, comply with the rules of football, distribute funds and support payments, and share information between member associations and FIFA.

Amateur players

You’re the beating heart of the game, the players who turn out for local glory come rain or shine.

Professional players

You’re the stars of the game and role models for millions of people. We salute you. We use your data to comply with the rules of football and the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.

Keeping the game clean

It is everyone’s responsibility to play by the rules and ensure the beautiful game is a doping-free sport.

eFootball players

Passionate fans from all over the world tune in to watch the action online. You are the stars. We use your data to give you access to the platform where the game is played.


Fair play is the name of the game. You must blow the whistle when you see foul play on or off the pitch.

Last updated: Thursday 3 June 2021 at 18:02