In a memorandum, the government has proposed expanded and legally secure opportunities for betting companies and sports associations to exchange information with each other in the event of suspicion of manipulation of sports results. BOS has for several years worked for and stood behind such a possibility, which is why the proposal from the government is very welcome. BOS submits its advisory statement to the Ministry of Finance today.

“Due to GDPR and other privacy legislation, there are obstacles for betting companies and sports associations to cooperate against match-fixing, when it comes to exchanging information about individuals. The government now wants to remove that obstacle, and it is of course something that we, from the industry’s side, welcome”, says Gustaf Hoffstedt.

“In recent years, Sweden has conducted successful work against match-fixing, and the development of suspected manipulated matches has been decreasing. An enhanced opportunity for information exchange between betting companies and sports federations further strengthens the fight against match-fixing”, concludes Gustaf Hoffstedt.

The memo from the government can be read here in Swedish

The BOS advisory opinion can be read here