Protect your digital life: Protective walls that safeguard your personal data in online casinos
Ever since players switched from physical casinos to online platforms, cybercriminals have been looking for opportunities to compromise data. But the development of technology has not only benefited hackers. Online casino sites have begun to use a variety of methods to protect users' private information. Several indicators can show you that you're playing on a reliable casino site. To use gambling services, it is inevitable to enter personal and financial information. That's why it's important to use only platforms with multiple walls of data protection. After all, it doesn't matter how many bonuses or jackpot games you're offered if someone compromises your data. So pay attention to the following things we've singled out when you sign up to real-money casino sites.
Licenses issued by reputable regulatory bodies (gaming commissions)
The first indicator of a reliable gaming site is certainly a valid license. Regulatory bodies around the world issue casino licenses to ensure that you are investing real money in a proven, secure site. Some of these bodies are rigorous, and obtaining their licenses is no easy task. On the other hand, there are regulatory commissions that do not require a high level of security as a condition of licensing. You can check the operator's license by scrolling to the bottom of the casino page. This information can also be found in the "About us" section. When you find information on whether an operator has a license, you need to know whether it is reliable. Some of the most prestigious licenses in the gaming industry today are issued by :
- French Gaming Authority (FGA)
- French Gaming Commission (FGC)
SSL technology for encrypting user data
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL for short, is a security protocol that ensures the confidentiality and security of user data. Without SSL technology, hackers would be able to recover data exchanged between you and online casinos. That's why all major gaming sites use SSL to encrypt data transmitted over the Web. How does encryption work? Let us explain the process.
When you enter credit card information on an operator's website, it is transferred to a database. However, SSL technology modifies the data entered into a distorted mix of characters that is almost impossible to decipher. What SSL also does is authenticate the communication between two devices. Authentication proves that both devices must actually be involved in the communication. SSL also digitally signs data to ensure that it is not unauthorized before it reaches the target recipient.
Code of conduct for data protection and other regulations
The European Gaming and Betting Association, or EGBA for short, has published a code of conduct on data protection. EGBA ensures that all its members act in accordance with the applicable code. The main aim of the Data Protection Code of Conduct is to achieve the highest standards of data protection and legal compliance in the online gambling industry. Another aim of the code is to convince users that their data is being handled securely.
What the EGBA requires of its members is that they do not make the provision of services conditional on the user's consent to data processing. But they do allow operators to take steps to encourage players to consent to such processing. The EGBA lists certain "legitimate interests" of the operator that allow it to process its users' data. These legitimate interests are:
- Security system testing
- Detect fraud in user accounts
- to ensure potential dispute resolution by recording calls to customer support
- Classification of users who play and bet for promotion and direct marketing purposes
- based on player activity history, establish VIP status to provide special benefits
Take protective measures yourself
Although the casino plays a key role in protecting users' data, you can help too. What the casino may remind you of when you register is to keep your password secure. You should heed this advice and keep your registration information available only to you. It's also advisable to use a password that's easy to remember but not easy to crack. An online casino may suggest a secure password during registration. A common recommendation is to include upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters in your password. These passwords are not easy to remember, but they are difficult for cybercriminals to crack.