'Big Brother' surveillance in elite sport

With a “win-at-all-costs” culture firmly embedded in elite sport, coaches are increasingly turning to technology in attempts to zoom in on the slightest deficiencies perceived to be thwarting the performance of their sports teams. Coaches are readily investing their efforts in the wisdom of “Big Brother” surveillance. Technological advancements now allow the use of global position systems (GPS), laptops, stadium/pitch-side camcorders, heart-rate monitors, iPhones/iPads, central servers and instant digital feedback to provide a multitude of data implemented to monitor and evaluate player performance.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: performance, data management strategies, sport, privacy, monitoring tools, surveillance

Posted on Thursday 4 December 2014

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