How do we use your data?

Fair play is the name of the game. You must blow the whistle when you see foul play on or off the pitch. We use the data you provide through the various reporting channels available at FIFA for the purposes of correspondence in relation to reports and to conduct inquiries or investigations. If you would like to remain anonymous, please do not submit any personal information.

Where does your data come from?

Your data comes directly from you when you log your report through the FIFA Reporting Portal or by email, in person, by letter or by phone. The FIFA Reporting Portal will maintain your anonymity (as long as you do not submit any information that identifies you) and the information received will be treated confidentially, to the extent permitted by FIFA regulations.

Through your report, we may also receive personal data related to those who you believe may have committed foul play.

What data do we collect?

  • Full name

  • Email address

  • Date of birth

  • Telephone number

  • Home address

  • Nationality

  • Gender

  • Preferred language(s)

  • Education and training history

  • Marital status

  • Passport number

  • Travel and expense details

  • Employment contract information

  • Criminal history

  • Disciplinary actions

  • Bullying and harassment details

How long do we keep your data?

  • Personal data will be retained for ten years.

Who do we share your data with?

  • FIFA employees responsible for handling the report

  • Public authorities

  • External forensic firms

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 (e) GDPR (public interest)

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: Wednesday, 19 October 2022 at 12:20