The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), also known as GDPR, will significantly increase the responsibilities and obligations for gambling businesses in how they collect and process personal data.
The GDPR will apply from May 25, 2018 in all EU member states and will repeal Directive 95/46/EC.
Due to its nature as a regulation, the text will be directly applicable and enforceable in all EU member states without having to be transposed into national law, in contrast to the current EU Data Protection Law, i.e. Directive 95/46/EC, which needed to be transposed into national law by each member state.
The GDPR will further harmonise the various data protection laws among EU member states.