EGBA marks progress in creation of safer online environment
The European Gaming and Betting Association praises the advancement on the Digital Services Act towards the establishment of a safer virtual environment for the residents within Europe.
The Council has insistently requested for a refinement of the digital space. After the European Parliament approved the DSA stance last week, EGBA is waiting for further negotiations.
The European Parliament approved its stance on the DSA on 20 January, at a meeting taking place in Strasbourg. It includes campaigns against illicit contents and services with removal ability.
The Association says the move is in the right direction, highlighting the amplification of minors’ protection across various sectors including live betting. It accepts that the advertisement on gaming should be carried out responsibly, excluding the cases of minors’ targeting.
Maarten Haijer, the Secretary General of EGBA, commented:
“We praise the move of the European Parliament on DSA and its offer of safer online environment creation.
All EU member countries have a prohibition for youth to wager. Yet, we praise the move on minors’ data usage ban for targeted advertisements”.
Currently, the EGBA and the Parliament are preparing to enter negotiations.