Online betting and gaming operator Betway has gained ISO 27001 certification, the worldwide standard for information security, from international testing agency eCOGRA.

Being ISO 27001-certified gives Betway the means to tighten, improve and secure third-party supplier contracts and management, as well as easing the process of applying for licences in new territories.

Betway CEO Anthony Werkman said: “We’re delighted to be awarded our ISO 27001 certification, which shows that we are going above and beyond when it comes to protecting the security of our customers’ data.

“Many of the technical standards of a Great Britain gambling licence are incorporated into ISO 27001 and we believe it is the right direction of travel for us as a responsible operator.

“Data protection and security has never been more important following the introduction of GDPR, so it is vital that companies such as us not only treat their customers’ data with the utmost care, but can demonstrate their compliance against international standards.”

Bradley Khoury, eCOGRA chief trechnical officer and a certified ISO 27001 lead auditor, said the certification now places Betway among “a limited number of online gambling organisations that have achieved this prestigious certification”.

he continued: “Online gambling regulators are increasingly recognising the value of the ISO 27001 certification, with many jurisdictions waiving certain security auditing requirements if the relevant parties are certified.

“As the only online gambling test laboratory that is accredited to offer ISO 27001 certification, eCOGRA is uniquely placed to help gambling organisations through this process,” said Khoury.

Betway currently holds licences in Great Britain, Malta, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Ireland.