GIQ: European data protection regulations

Published in Gaming Intelligence Quarterly – GIQ Q4 p.35

Dr Wulf Hambach and Dr Stefanie Fuchs from Hambach & Hambach explain the impact of the new European General Data Protection Regulation

IN 2015, AFTER years of back-and-forth negotiations, the European Commission reached an agreement on the text of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), replacing the out-of-date Data Protection Directive adopted in 1995.

The aim of the GDPR is to unify data protection laws across EU member states and place greater emphasis on accountability. Although
many of its key points are similar to those currently in place, the new law has some far reaching and more meaningful implications.

Coming into force on 25 May, the new regime is set to have a significant impact on the online gambling industry.

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