GTG Advocates to Speak at EE Gaming Summit

Dr Ian Gauci, Partner and Head of the Communications, Media and Technology Department at GTG Advocates will be speaking at the 10th edition of the Eastern European Gaming Summit taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria between 20th – 22nd November.

The Eastern European Gaming Summit is considered as the most prestigious forum in the gaming industry in Eastern Europe and it calls together experts and professionals from the land-based and online gaming, leisure and tourism sectors around the world to share information, experience and ideas.

Dr Gauci will be discussing GDPR and online gambling. As the May 2018 deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to come into effect draws nearer, companies, particularly those in the gaming industry, are becoming more aware of the obligations imposed on handling of personal data and the high penalties in case of data breaches. Non-observance of the new rules will mean augmented liability for gaming operators, both as processors and controllers.

The discussion will thus focus on these salient points:

  • How is the online gambling industry going to be affected by the GDPR?
  • What will be the real cost of GDPR implementation?
  • Is there an easy way out from complying with GDPR obligations, or will the online gaming industry be a collateral damage of the new regulations?
  • Is the gaming industry ready for these new changes and are they aware what the changes really entail?

For more information on Data Protection and how the GDPR can impact gaming companies or your business activities when processing data, please contact Dr Ian Gauci on

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