The legislative framework is about to move and take into account the growing use of technology in sport. Last summer, for example, the NBA established rules in a collective agreement that data collected by athletes during training cannot be used in contract negotiations. There remains concern of many American athletes, however, about how their personal and biometric data could be used with these devices could be used one day. SportTechie, a site that aggregated messages about the intersection between sport and technology, evaluated the hacking news and wrote: ASADA declined to comment on ABC News on how often the tool was used. According to SportTechie.com, the ASADA contract offers the ability to “easily bypass type, password or PIN blocking and overcome encryption challenges” in order to extract information (and potential evidence) from a smartphone, as indicated by a product description on Cellebrite`s website. The company promises to help customers access data “live, hidden and even erased from smartphones, mobile phones, tablets, drives, GPS, SIM cards, smartwatches, mass storage devices, drones and more.” Nigel Phair, director of the Centre for Internet Security, told ABC News: “There is so much information that is stored on a mobile device. There`s geolocation data, there`s web browsing, there`s email, there`s instant messaging, there`s social media,” he said. In an interview with abc this week, Deakin University Criminology Professor Dr. Adam Molnar said he was concerned about the potential of “Scope Creep” when it comes to “getting off the shelf” hacking tools.
Athletes in Australia may now have hacked their phones through the Australian Anti-Doping Sports Agency, following a revelation first reported by Australian Broadcasting Corp. “In accordance with Commonwealth Procurement guidelines, ASADA has obtained a 12-month licence from the Australian Anti-Doping Agency to improve its investigative capabilities with digital evidence,” said an ABC News spokesperson. The Register.co.uk reports: “In law enforcement environments, there are telephone crackings in Australia (or with the owner`s permission), which would be an unusual case, because if the owners give their permission, they could simply unlock the phones themselves.” Data protection problems are on the rise, with governments increasingly using technology for policing.