The European Association of Games and Betting (EGBA) announced the launch of a consultation, with the intention of collecting information related to the code of conduct on GDPR compliance by European online gambling operators.
In May 2018, the European Union established its mandatory GDPR standards for all member states. The idea was to protect the personal data of the players and further rationalize their policy regarding the supervision of the digital exchange of information.
However, strict compliance with these GDPR regulations has faced challenges in various European business sectors, on how consumer data is handled and processed.
For this reason, EGBA has developed and published several projects on the subject in an attempt to establish an “industry code of conduct“, covering all its members and also other interested parties, who work together with the operators of online games.
In this regard EGBA said:
“The Code aims to add value to the implementation of the GDPR by providing industry-specific guidance for online gambling companies, through the use of examples and best practices, on how to comply with the GDPR.”
With this consultation, EGBA wants to obtain sufficient information and vital knowledge about GDPR factors, related to data laws, transparency, but also storage, fair exchanges, accuracy and purpose limitation.