CCES Notification of Cyber Attack on WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System

(Ottawa, Ontario – September 15, 2016) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to inform the Canadian sport community of the recent reports from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) pertaining to the ongoing leak of athlete data from its Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS).

Since the discovery of the cyber attack on ADAMS on September 13, WADA has issued two communications on the topic. The CCES encourages athletes and their support personnel to review both statements:

The CCES will remain in contact with WADA and will continue to monitor this situation closely. At this time, no Canadian athlete data has been leaked. Should this occur, the CCES would immediately inform the implicated athlete.

The CCES is reviewing WADA’s communications and its suggested best practices to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the privacy of Canadian athletes’ information in ADAMS.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

 

 

For further information, please contact:
Justin MacNeill
Communications Officer
+1 613-521-3340 x3314
jmacneill@cces.ca