The Remote Gambling Association declares guidance for online industry
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets regulations for the association posted new guidance to help operators.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has introduces new guidance to help licensed gambling operators comply with their obligations under the GDPR.
The GDPR is a regulation that becomes effect on May 25th and set to come into force by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).
RGA said: “The consistent and effective implementation of the GDPR poses a number of challenges for all industries and organisations, not least because of the lack of precedent to follow and the fact that clear regulatory guidance on every aspect of it is not yet available. The aim of this guidance is to assist the remote gambling sector through this phase. It will be reviewed and updated as and when greater clarity or better practice emerges.”
Clive Hawkswood, RGA’s Chief Executive, said: “The principles which underpin the GDPR reflect the importance of safeguarding personal data and ensuring that it is used only where it is appropriate to do so. Unfortunately, there remains a good deal of uncertainty about the GDPR’s precise interpretation and application. This guidance is designed to help our sector navigate its way through the requirements as they are presently understood. It has had input from a wide range of stakeholders and we are heavily indebted to the ICO for the constructive and supportive advice it has provided at different stages of the process.”
Source: European Gaming Industry News