In a statement released this week, the UK Gambling Commission addressed accusations that its information systems are not secure by reassuring licensees that data and information is safe.
The official statement read: "Concerns have previously been raised over the security of submitting data electronically. Our online system is encrypted and requires licensees to authenticate themselves before being able to submit and access their own data."
"We have been accredited against the ISO: 27001 standard since 2010. This is an internationally recognized standard for evaluating how securely an organization manages and stores its information."
"As a public authority, the Commission also adheres to the Security Policy Framework and supporting guidance issued by Cabinet Office to ensure that the information we process is handled and stored in a secure manner in line with best practice and HMG requirements."