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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gambling: Marketing remove filter
house id 1 remove filter
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent gambling companies from using user data to target marketing to (a) underage and (b) problem gamblers. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson remove filter
uin 199330 more like this
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answer text <p>Strict rules already ensure gambling adverts are not targeted at, or appeal to, children, or exploit the vulnerable, and these apply across all media, including online and on social media.</p><p> </p><p>Gambling operators are required to comply with the advertising codes of practice issued by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP). These are enforced by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). In addition to rules covering children, the advertising codes have specific provisions to protect vulnerable people, and CAP’s new guidance in February further restricted adverts that create an inappropriate sense of urgency or give an irresponsible perception of risk or control.</p><p> </p><p>Gambling adverts must not feature content that risks appealing to children, for example cartoon animals. Last year the Gambling Commission and ASA acted quickly to make clear that operators using such images were in breach of advertising rules and must remove the material or face enforcement action. In addition to rules on content, the ASA has made clear that operators advertising online must use data on customers’ interests to target marketing campaigns away from children.</p><p> </p><p>The government considered gambling advertising as part of our Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures and set out a package of initiatives to strengthen protections further, including further CAP guidance on protecting children and young people, and tougher Gambling Commission sanctions for breaches of the advertising codes, including fines.</p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
grouped question UIN 199337 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-13T16:59:04.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T16:59:04.077Z
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label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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label Biography information for Lord Watson of Wyre Forest more like this