Changes to the German gambling regulation

The Conference of the Ministers of the Interior of the German federal states has provided a new draft for the GlüStV, the German Inter-state Gambling Treaty, dated the 28th of October, 2016. Against the background of disputes, especially on the regulation of sports bets, the Ministers have decided to implement suggestions made by the courts to the new draft. The new German Inter-state Gambling Treaty will – agreement of all federal states provided – come into force with beginning of 2018 and will cancel the absolute number of 20 sports bets licences in favour to a quantitative approach.
The new draft in German language can found here:

Hessen: Toleration for sports betting operators stopped

The initiative of the State of Hessen for a toleration of online sports betting operators has just been stopped.
The suspension of the proceedings became necessary due to a summary decision imposed by the Administrative Court of Wiesbaden. Until the beginning of 2018, when the new Inter-state Gambling Treaty shall come into force, it is expected that the fields of online sports betting in Germany remains unregulated.
The declaration of the Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt in German language can be found here:

New draft for the EU General Data Protection regulation

The German federal Goverment has issued its draft bill for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung, EU-DSGVO). The draft outlines the changes in the German data protection regulation that will come into force upon commencement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and contours the provisions to be implemnted to the German laws in that regards.
The draft of the German Act (Datenschutz-Anpassungs- und Umsetzungsgesetz EU, DSAnpUG-EU) can be found here:

Second compromise text for the 4th-EU-AML-directive

The Council of the European Union has issued its second compromise text for the 4th EU-AML-directive. The draft contains mainly of selective changes in regards to topics being discussed before, and aims to improve the harmonisation of the European laws in the constantly developing field of AML.

Gambling Commssion: Consultation for the version of the „Remote Gambling Software and Technical Standards“

The British gambling authority,  Gambling Commission, has just opened its new consultation for the actualisation of the Remote Gambling and Technical Standards, which sets out the core technical requirements for remote gaming offers within the UK.
The regularly performed consultations are used to gain input from operators and the gambling industry and give them opportunities to implement suggestions and estimations in regards to future requirements to be met.
The link to the current consultation, open until 17th of January, 2017, can be found here: