Privacy Group Challenges Secret Tennis Scoring System

Law360, New York (May 17, 2017, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to look into a proprietary algorithm used to assign scores to tennis players, including athletes under the age of 13, saying the use of a secret system to rate kids constitutes an unfair and deceptive trade practice.

The complaint says Universal Tennis LLC's Universal Tennis Rating, or UTR, violates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Section 5 of the FTC Act by using a secret algorithm to assign ratings to young tennis players, leaving athletes in nearly all organized U.S. and many international leagues unable to determine how...

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