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GDPR no excuse for not meeting AML duties

Gambling operators will be able to meet their licensing obligations on problem gambling and anti-money laundering (AML) without breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Gambling Commission has said.

In a new note issued to businesses in the British gambling market, the regulator acknowledged that some operators have concerns that the new data protection rules, which will apply from 25 May, will hamper their ability to meet their licensing duties. However, it said it would “not accept licensees simply stating that GDPR means that they are unable to comply with an aspect of gambling regulation”.

Source: GDPR no excuse for not meeting gambling licensing duties, says regulator