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“Is Betting on an Athlete’s Heart Rate During a Game Coming to Broadcasting?,” The Hollywood Reporter

In this article, Special Counsel David W. Sussman and Associate Amy Egerton-Wiley explore issues that arise when legalized sports betting converges with innovative technologies that measure athletes’ biometric data in real time. The authors discuss what constitutes biometric data, issues around ownership of this information, and current agreements the major pro sports leagues have regarding player biometric data. They also analyze the implications and risks around capturing and sharing biometric data, particularly for sports content partners when implementing the real-time information in their programming.