An Olswang Guide to the new gambling licensing regime in Great Britain

When the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill comes into force, remote operators not previously required to hold a licence in Great Britain will need to apply to the Gambling Commission for licences in order to continue to offer their services to customers in Great Britain.  This guide sets out the proposed changes to UK gambling legislation (as they are set out in the draft published on 28 November 2013 and the amendment published on 19 March 2014) and to the process for becoming a Gambling Commission licensed operator as known at 10 April 2014.

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Data Protection

ECJ declares the data retention directive to be invalid: what’s next?

On 8 April 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. The Directive is declared invalid.