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    Default How long should online casinos keep your personal information?

    Not many people discuss this, but Buzzy thinks it is kind of interesting. How long should casinos hold on to your personal info? Casinos lean toward the forever side (even if you close your account), claiming they need to comply with anti-money laundering laws. Privacy experts say they should only keep it for as long as it's needed for transactions.

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    The main issue being identity theft, it's really doesn't matter how long the casinos store this information once they've obtained it, as long as there are proper security measures to ensure the integrity and privacy of this data. In case the problem will rise to the higher level and the casinos will refuse to discard the information, it should be enough for them to demonstrate, that they're able to keep it safe. Which might be quite challenging though..

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    We'll i dunno about other Casinos but at IGT we're allowed to hold details for aslong as we wont, to prevent like said above money launderin and collusion on the tables etc.
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    I think another aspect could be bonus abuse; if a player has taken the welcome bonus and the FTD bonus then he stops playing and say after a year his details get removed from the system, he could then register again and he would be a new player all over again eligible to all bonuses.

    I think isnít easy for operators to remove information, there must be many aspects involve.

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    Can see both sides of this, players want their personal details kept secure, and as Maria pointed out, there are also legitimate reasons for betting sites to keep records of their members. I think it is important to keep member's data safe regardless of how long they have been signed up for, so destroying the data after a certain length of time shouldn't be needed if it is never misused in any way.

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    I think that as long as personal information is kept safe everything is ok. Both sides have concerns why it should or shouldn't be kept.
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    In some countries you are supposed to purge data after 5 years of inactivity. Perhaps with more regulations online gambling companies will respect personal data and privacy more or at least be held more accountable for it.

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    As long as it is safe it seems ok ...

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