In a document posted on its website Tuesday, the league said that it’s “making a conscious effort” to collect data on its fans and players, and that it will begin to “better understand the role and impact of that data.”
The changes were not made by the league itself.
Instead, it was signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“The league continues to work to develop a policy that will enable the organization to better serve our fans and the millions of people who watch every game each year,” Goodell said in a statement.
Goodell said Tuesday that the league will not disclose the new data it will collect or how it will use it.
“I believe this is a necessary and important step to ensure our fans’ safety and privacy, and I look forward to sharing more details as we work through this,” Goodell added.
“We know that the data collected will help us better serve all of our fans.”
The league’s new policy will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2020, and will include details about how it’s going to use the information it collects, including how it can better understand how the information will be used.
The NFL also said that the changes will not affect the amount of information the league collects about fans and fans who watch games online.