UK Regulator Fires ‘Warning Shot’ On GDPR

With less than two months until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, the UK Gambling Commission has said that the GDPR should not be used as an excuse for UK-licensed operators to shirk their player protection or anti-money laundering (AML) obligations.

In the note published on Tuesday, the commission said that once the GDPR becomes effective on May 25 it should not prevent operators from using customer data in ways that are “in the public interest”.

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