After watching the “Great Hack” (excellent documentary), we’ve seen the harsh reality that is the online world – your data can be compromised and used by everyone if not protected or regulated.
The seismic event of the greatest data steal documented occurred in 2016 (the US elections), and we all know how it changed the online landscape. Regulators and governments tried to fix the problem – laws and rules were made and obligated sites to inform you that they are collecting some of your data (that annoying pop-up that comes on every legit site). Other stuff was implicated, and people should be at peace (for the time).
How about an industry like an online casino that works not only with your personal information but with your money as well?
Data protection is essential when you are playing an online jackpot casino. Your personal information and deposits and withdrawals, which can spam from thousands up to millions of dollars, need to be protected at all costs.
How do jackpot casinos regulate and protect your data? Keep reading and find the answer to this question and much more information.
How do they collect and share Data?
Like every site on the internet, online casinos may collect data from different places. The first way is the one we mentioned before – when you sign up on the site and accept the terms and conditions. This is the critical place where your personal information and a credit card are stored. In some situations, online casinos may reference your personal data with third-party databases, which can check if the credit card or name are blacklisted or misused by hackers.
What right do you have as a user?
After reading the Terms and conditions, you might think that you have little room for interfering with how the casino can use your information. However, that is sufficient for users to protect themselves from any possible harm. For instance, you can enforce a rule to the casino to delete all of the data collected from you. Furthermore, they can ask for the right of access and see what information the casino has on you. Other privileges include rights of rectification, erasure, and restriction.
What else to look out for?
Now comes the hard part. How do you know the casino is legit and won’t steal your data? You can check whether the casino has the proper licenses. To check that is a straightforward process. You go on their site and see if there is any License badge or some other mention on the site. Licenses usually come from Maltese Gaming Authority (MGA), United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC), Gibraltar Gambling Commission, Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Curacao eGaming, Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and Kahnawake Gaming Commission, then the casino is totally legit and won’t steal your data or your money.
We hope that you can know whether you play in a legit and safe casino with this information. The internet is vast and full of scams. Keeping your wallet and info safe is essential if you don’t want to ruin your online gaming fun. Moreover, you’ll be sure that casinos won’t use your data against your will and the funds you deposit will be safe from outside harm.