Licensees have been reassured by the UK Gambling Commission that application information submitted is safe and secure.
"Concerns have previously been raised over the security of submitting data electronically," according to the UK regulator. There are also a series of procedures in place to combat a data compromise.
"Our online system is encrypted and requires licensees to authenticate themselves before being able to submit and access their own data," said the regulator.
"We have been accredited against the ISO: 27001 standard since 2010. This is an internationally recognised standard for evaluating how securely an organization manages and stores its information.
"As a public authority, the Commission also adheres to the Security Policy Framework and supporting guidance issued by Cabinet Office to ensure that the information we process is handled and stored in a secure manner in line with best practice and HMG requirements."