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Ireland Could Restrict Gambling Ads In Sport, Say Researchers
Ireland Gambling Regulation Bill Finally Published
Irish Gambling Bill Gets Government Go Ahead
Irish Laws Ready 'Very Soon', Says Panel
Research & Reports
Interactive Map: Gambling Advertising Across Europe
EU Online Gambling Outlook 2020
Despite the fact that EU countries are generally some of the most mature markets when it comes to regulating online gambling, a few have yet to issue any licences. In Germany, the latest amendments to the gambling regulatory framework entered into force at the beginning of 2020, allowing for an unlimited number of online sports-betting licences to be issued straightaway.
Ireland: Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019
On January 3, 2019, the Department of Justice and Equality published the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019. The scheme sets out the heads of the bill that will implement the provisions of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering.
The provisions amending the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 include:
Ireland: 4th AMLD Implementation
The Department of Finance and the Department of Justice and Equality have submitted this consultation for the implementation of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD). The consultation is also collecting views from interested parties on the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/847 on Information Accompanying Transfers of Funds (referred to as “FTR”).
Ireland: GDPR Implementation – Publication of the General Scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017
On May 12, 2017, the Irish Tánaiste and minister for justice and equality, and the minister of state for data protection, published the General Scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017.
The text aims to give effect to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679 or GDPR) in Ireland, and transpose Directive 2016/680 (the Law Enforcement Directive) into national law.
The text also aims to replace the data protection commissioner with a data protection commission.
Dara Murphy TD, the minister of state for data protection, stated: