Remote Gaming Association Advises On New Data Protection Regulations

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated May 11, 2018

Change is coming on May 25… best be prepared

With the Europe-wide introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on May 25, the Remote Gaming Association has offered guidance on mandatory policies on aspects such as accountability, governance, data protection officers, processing data and the lawful basis for processing personal data.

The policies will be constantly reviewed and updated in order to keep RGA members abreast of any regulatory developments which may occur.

The goal of the GDPR is to increase data security through a standardised set of regulations.

Commenting on the importance of the regulations and compliance by RGA members, chief executive Clive Hawkswood said Friday:

“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.”

Part of the new regime involves asking players to provide consent to revised terms and conditions reflecting the new data protection standards.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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