Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Olympics Fans' Details Given to New Database

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Olympics Fans' Details Given to New Database

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Byline: Mark Blunden

INFORMATION about 5.3 million people who applied for London Olympics tickets or volunteered for the Games has been passed on to a governmentaffiliated body.

Games organiser Locog said giving the names and email addresses on its customer database to Sport England was part of the 2012 "digital legacy" to get "more people involved in sport, as spectators, volunteers or participants, as well as in arts and cultural events".

The information will go to Sport England, a non-departmental public body, and can be used by UK Sport and London & Partners.

Locog said credit card details, addresses and other personal data was destroyed after the Games.

Anyone who does not want their data passed on has until the end of this month to opt out of the Stay Inspired campaign. Subscribers will receive information on "the latest sporting, cultural and volunteering opportunities", including the Rugby League World Cup, and the chance to win match tickets or meet sporting heroes. …

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