The world of professional sport has become a domain of numbers and statistics, as athletes are judged based on physical performance data gathered during training and game time.

But with coaches and staff increasingly using athletes’ personal data gathered from ‘off field,’ is there a limit to the extent of data collection in sport?

New research from the Australian Academy of Science looks into the realities of data collection in professional sport and highlights some of the ethical implications it might have for the future of data governance.

Produced By: Matthew van Wyk

Featured In Story: Julia Powles, Associate Professor of Law and Technology at the University of Western Australia

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 19 April 2022