News GIG Earn Data Security Recognition

GIG Earn Data Security Recognition

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Leading online gaming operator Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has achieved recognition for its data security practices by earning ISO 27001 certification for the second year in a row.  

ISO 27001 is a globally recognised standard for data security that covers a wide range of aspects of a company’s operation, including development, network set up, infrastructure and product operations, which in the case of GiG related to the gaming services on their GiG Core platform.   

GiG is not the first online gaming company to earn the sought-after accreditation this year. Gaming and betting operator Betsson Group earned ISO 27001 status last month, and they followed the interactive division of Greentube, Novomatic and the online gaming company Kindred Group in having the quality of their data protection infrastructure recognised.  

In addition to their main operations, GiG also gained an accreditation for the operations at its data warehouse, where business data is transformed into reports for customers.  

The acting Chief Executive Officer of GiG, Richard Brown, said that the accreditation was a recognition of the company’s efforts to maintain and continuously improve its data protection controls: 

“This framework not only ensures the information we hold is protected, it also means we are actively detecting and ready to react to situations which could put any of our information at risk.” 

The news of the award comes days after GiG announced a partnership with identity confirmation specialists HooYu, which the company hopes will enable them to improve its ability to know its customers through the use of technology such as address proofing and facial biometrics.  

The increased emphasis on data protection and customer identity verification is a reflection of the changing regulatory environment in the UK and Europe, which is placing more emphasis on the responsibilities of operators in the online betting sector, and GiG clearly hope that their work in this area will enable them to stay ahead of the game.  

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