29 Jun Possible Inquiry of Ladbrokes after Betting Addict Details Found in Trash
A trash bag found outside a Ladbrokes branch in Glasgow, Scotland was found to contain private information on “betting addicts”.
British betting and gambling company Ladbrokes, may face an investigation after a trash bag containing personal details of their customers who signed up for Moses, a multi-operator self-exclusion scheme that helps problem gamblers ban themselves from voluntarily placing bets. Data including names, addresses, photographs, and reason for exclusion were all found in the bag. It did not contain bank details or betting history.
Bookmakers like Ladbrokes possess information of clients who have signed up for Moses so shop staff can identify who shouldn’t be allowed to bet.
The Gambling Commission reported that it is investigating why sensitive data was not properly disposed to ensure protection of customer data.
Source: The Guardian