The GAA has released a statement in response to "recent commentary relating to our position on GAA Clubs" use of direct messaging apps such as WhatsApp".
The statement, which explains the Association's stance, reads: "The GAA is aware of the recent commentary relating to our position on GAA Clubs' use of direct messaging apps such as WhatsApp. Our position is outlined in our Social Medial Policy and supporting guidelines for GAA Clubs.
"This policy has been in place since 2018, driven by the introduction of the GDPR.
"GAA Clubs, like all data controllers, need to ensure and promote compliance with data protection legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act.
"The GAA already has a GDPR compliant communications mechanism through its Games Management System, which enables multi-channel communications via email, SMS and in-app messaging.
"The GAA's position on the use of direct messaging apps applies to official communications and correspondence and not to a member's own personal use."Tweet