Betway has gained its ISO 27001 certificate, the worldwide standard for information security, with CEO Anthony Werkman insisting it shows the firm is “going above and beyond when it comes to protecting the security of our customers’ data”.

The externally accredited certification has been awarded by trusted international testing agency eCOGRA, and demonstrates the company’s commitment to handling customer data safely and securely.

Benefits of being ISO 27001-certified include helping to tighten, improve and secure third party supplier contracts and management, as well as facilitating the process of applying for licences in new territories.

Werkman explained: “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 Technical Officer and Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, added: “This certification now places Betway amongst a limited number of online gambling organisations that have achieved this prestigious certification.

“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. ”

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