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Volume: 15 Issue: 3
(March 2018)

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EU: GDPR and gambling: How to play the game

Customer data are key in the gambling industry. The full applicability of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) as of 25 May 2018 will oblige all gambling operators to rethink the way in which they handle one of their most valuable assets: their players’ personal data. Jenna Auwerx and Lidia Dutkiewicz, Senior Associate and Lawyer respectively at Pharumlegal, address three GDPR compliance issues that gambling operators of different sorts may be confronted with in relation to their players’ data, whether they are active in the organisation of lotteries, sports betting, or operate a casino or other games of chance.

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