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Group of men allegedly burn transgender woman to death, escape murder charges

first_imgThe violence purportedly took place in Cilincing after the suspects accused Mira of stealing a truck driver’s phone and wallet. The truck driver had parked his vehicle near Mira’s rented room.North Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Budhi Herdi Susianto said the suspects hit her with a wooden log before dousing gasoline all over her so that she would confess to the alleged theft. They then proceeded to pull out a lighter with the intention of threatening her, he said.“After AP poured gasoline all over her, PD threatened the victim by pulling out a lighter while saying, ‘Watch out, I’m going to burn you, I’m going to burn you,” Budhi said as quoted on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.Read also: Scared but desperate, Thai sex workers forced to the street He said fire from the lighter inadvertently set off the gasoline, burning the victim alive.Amnesty International Indonesia director Usman Hamid conveyed his disappointment in the authorities’ “lackluster” investigation of the murder, which he said only resulted in a relatively light assault charge.“We still maintain that what the suspects did was carry out a despicable murder. The police should have conducted a more robust investigation, instead of taking the suspects at their word,” Usman told the Post on Thursday.He said the suspects obviously intended to “do more than just threaten” Mira, as they had gone out of their way to procure gasoline beforehand.Usman called on the police to step up their investigation before proceeding with the “premature” assault charge.Read also: ‘Yes, I am transgender’: Indonesian singer braves hostility in emotional videoMira, who previously lived in Bekasi, West Java, before moving to North Jakarta, died at 12 p.m. on Sunday after she was admitted to Koja General Regional Hospital in Koja district, North Jakarta, on Saturday morning.The legal advocacy team for Mira’s case – which comprises members of several rights groups – condemned the violence that resulted in her death, calling it “a form of transphobia”.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the team called on the government to uphold the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals to prevent similar incidents from taking place in the future.The team also expressed support for the North Jakarta Police’s ongoing efforts to apprehend the remaining suspects who are currently still at large.Topics : The North Jakarta Police have charged a group of men who allegedly burned a 42-year-old transgender woman to death with aggravated assault.A total of six suspects face charges under Article 170 of the Criminal Code, which stipulates that individuals who are found to have collectively used lethal violence against a person face 12 years in prison.The police had apprehended three of the six suspects, identified only as AP, RT and AH, as of Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

Collateralised loan obligations gain traction with German institutions

first_imgBarbara Pohlmann, portfolio manager at Union Investment, said securitisations were “largely immune” to interest rate movements.Analysts at investment bank Wells Fargo have forecast a new record high of for CLO issuance this year of roughly $150bn (€129bn), beating the previous high of $123.6bn in 2014.Growing interest in structured credit from institutional investors – including typically more conservative German allocators – reflected a maturing market, but Swiss consultancy Siglo also noted a psychological effect in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis.“The promised high liquidity of a lot of funds and [exchange-traded funds] containing illiquid instruments drives cold sweat down our backs,” the analysts said in a newsletter.They added that investors had learned that “illiquid investments are more consequent in their illiquidity and therefore hold less potential for negative surprises”.The Siglo research team warned about asset-liability mismatch in times of crisis if all investors and managers wanted to get rid of assets at the same time.With truly illiquid strategies and products, the investors should be aware from the start that these investments cannot be sold easily on short notice, Siglo said.“In a time of low interest rates it would be a shame not to look into illiquidity premiums as they can significantly raise the expected return,” Siglo added. Two major asset managers have launched collateralised loan obligations (CLO) funds in Germany in recent weeks as appetite grows for the asset class.US-based Neuberger Berman and Germany’s Union Investment have both launched their first CLO products.Neuberger Berman’s fund – registered in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – focuses on CLO mezzanine investments, while Union’s structured credit product invests “mainly” in CLOs.Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America at Neuberger Berman, said: “We have seen significant interest from clients who are comfortable with non-investment grade credit and are looking to capture the additional yield and fundamental credit enhancement offered by CLO debt.”last_img read more

Gold Coast home sells for more than double the price it fetched five years ago

first_img MORE NEWS: Is this the next Hedges Ave? The vendors made a huge profit on the home, which they almost rebuilt. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 “The vendors pretty much knocked it down and left the slab and one wall then rebuilt everything else,” he said.“They did plan on living there.”He said the renovation took about 18 months but the vendors never got a chance to enjoy the fruits of their labour because they decided to move interstate.A Brisbane family looking to relocate to the Gold Coast for its enviable lifestyle snapped up the four-bedroom home, but not without a fight.Mr Rollington said another interested party — locals looking to upgrade — who had inspected the property on the same day as the Brisbane family also put in an offer. “The buyers ended up fighting to get their hands on it,” he said.“During the whole campaign, we probably had about 200 groups through.“We had a lot of interest in it because it’s very neutral.”A white palette, floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, travertine tiles and Italian natural stone finishes characterise the home.Its outdoor entertainment area overlooks the skyline while a pool and pontoon are added luxuries.center_img MORE NEWS: Would you buy a half-built house? An extensive renovation has breathed new life into the home.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The Paradise Waters property at 17 Seafarer Court sold for more than $3 million.A GOLD Coast family has pocketed an extra $1.775 million following the sale of their Paradise Waters home — a hefty profit that eclipses the amount they paid for it five years ago.The waterfront house at 17 Seafarer Court officially changed hands for $3.1 million last week. Property records show that is more than double the $1.325 million the vendors paid for it in 2014.Surfers Paradise First National Real Estate agent Russell Rollington, who marketed the property with Bob Rollington, said an extensive renovation was responsible for its increased value.last_img read more

New Zealand launches criminal probe into deadly volcanic eruption

first_imgPolice said 47 people were on the islandat the time of the eruption – 24 from Australia, nine from the United States,five from New Zealand, four from Germany, two each from China and the UnitedKingdom and one from Malaysia. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media following an eruption of the White Island volcano in Whakatane, New Zealand on Dec. 10. REUTERS/CHARLOTTE GREENFIELD WHAKATANE – New Zealand police onTuesday said they were launching a criminal investigation after a volcanicisland erupted with ash and steam on Monday, killing five people, wounding over30 and leaving eight people missing, presumed dead. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saidreconnaissance flights showed no signs of life on White Island, as eyewitnessesdetailed the burns suffered by survivors, most of them tourists. “I would strongly suggest that thereis no one that has survived on the island,” police Deputy Commissioner JohnTims said of the eight people still missing.(Reuters)last_img read more

UPDATE: Sentenced to 12 years – Hanover man convicted on multiple counts including Dealing Methamphetamine

first_imgMadison, IN –UPDATE:According to the Jefferson County Prosecutor Office, Monday, Michael D. Crawley was sentenced to twelve years fully executed at the Indiana Department of Correction at a sentencing hearing held in the Jefferson Circuit Court. Crawley was convicted of multiple felonies, including Dealing Methamphetamine, a Level 4 Felony, following a jury trial. Twelve (12) years is the maximum sentence for a Level 4 Felony. Original Story: Thursday, Michael D. Crawley, 56, of Hanover was convicted of multiple felonies, including two counts of Dealing in Methamphetamine, two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.Prosecutor David Sutter thanked the jury following the hearing, “A jury of Mr. Crawley’s peers found him guilty on all counts. I thank them for their service and their diligence in listening to hours of testimony and thoughtfully considering the evidence in this case.”The police investigation leading to the conviction began in February and was the result of a tip brought to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department by a confidential informant. The informant notified Deputy Linton Spry they had arranged to purchase a half “game” of methamphetamine, approximately 1.5-2 grams, for $85.00. Upon receiving the tip, Detectives made arrangements to meet the informant and prepare the controlled buy.The controlled buys were made on February 21 and 23, 2019 and resulted in two $85.00 purchases at the 281 E Main Street residence of Michael D. Crawley. On February 21, 2019, Crawley sold approximately 1.68 grams of a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine to the informant. Two days later, on February 23, 2019, Crawley again sold the informant a crystal-like substance, in an amount weighing approximately 1.69 grams. The second controlled purchase also field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Both substances were sent to the Indiana State Police Lab for testing and confirmed to be methamphetamine.“I want to give special thanks to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, particularly the excellent work of Detective Yancy Denning, Special Deputy Tim Armstrong, Deputy Ben Flint, and Deputy Linton Spry. It is because of their ongoing excellent work, we were able to secure this conviction and we continue to track down and prosecute drug dealers in Jefferson County,” said Sutter.The case was prosecuted by Prosecutor Sutter and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Blaine Goode. Mr. Crawley will be sentenced in the Jefferson County Circuit Court on November 19.last_img read more

Holtby: Give Sherwood time

first_imgLewis Holtby has told Tim Sherwood’s critics they must give the new Tottenham manager time. Spurs’ build-up play was often laboured under Villas-Boas and he failed to get the best out of his strikeforce this year. But while results, and not style will determine whether Sherwood is a success, Holtby is a big fan of the former Tottenham midfielder’s philosophy, and he also thinks his history with the club will help him. “He knows the club inside out,” Holtby said. “He has been here as a player and manager for the (development) team. “He knows the club, his style of play is a very good idea, he likes to play attacking football. “We have the team capable of doing this, its just a matter of time adapting to that now. “The things he has tried to bring to us, they are really working.” Sherwood is also committed to bringing through some of the young players he managed in the club’s successful development team. The new manager gave 19-year-old Nabil Bentaleb his debut against Southampton, putting the midfielder on to replace Mousa Dembele with 40 minutes left. Holtby, a full Germany international, remained on the bench and did not feature at St Mary’s. Holtby returned to the starting XI for the West Brom game, though, and he sees no reason to complain. “I am a footballer, I love to play football and I am always a bit shocked if I don’t play because I love this game, but you have to give credit to Nabil because he is a fantastic young player,” Holtby said. “The gaffer knows him so there is no need for me to get angry in situations like now because we are trying to chase European football. “The gaffer is new in and he is trying to put his thinking into the team and we have to stick behind that. “(Tim and I) spoke after the (Southampton) game, but I am not going to tell you all the details. He played me against West Brom.” Sherwood’s predecessor, meanwhile, lamented his failure to repeat the success he enjoyed at Porto, where he won three trophies during his first and only season in charge. “I wish I could have responded to the confidence shown by the fans with a trophy”, Villas-Boas told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo. “I had great ambitions to win a trophy this season.” With his reputation in England having taken a big hit, Villas-Boas looks set to be planning a return to the management on the continent. The 36-year-old was not short of offers last summer. He rejected overtures from Paris Saint-Germain while Real Madrid were also said to be interested in his services. He has recently been linked with AC Milan. In the interview he refers to his time in England in the past tense, and talks of “re-positioning” his career, suggesting that he will not be looking for a new post in the Barclays Premier League any time soon. “This is a time of reflection for me and my staff, and for repositioning of our careers,” he said. “Nevertheless, England was a great experience.” Spurs were far more attacking than they were under Villas-Boas, but they could not find a way through the West Brom defence and they also looked vulnerable at the back. A smattering of boos rang out following the final whistle, but Holtby thinks it would be wrong to expect too much too soon from Sherwood. “We need to give him some time,” the Tottenham midfielder said. “It’s not easy coming into a club when you have a hectic Christmas period. “You don’t have much time to train, but credit to him – he has calmed things down.” Sherwood looked anything but calm on Boxing Day. He spent the majority of the 1-1 draw on his feet shouting and gesticulating towards his players in an animated fashion from the touchline. Sherwood’s enthusiasm for the game and for Tottenham are commendable, though, as is his commitment to attacking football. Press Association Tottenham took a gamble on Monday when they handed Sherwood an 18-month contract to succeed Andre Villas-Boas as head coach. The former Blackburn captain could not deliver a win in his first game in charge, though, as Tottenham had to settle for an underwhelming point against relegation-threatened West Brom. last_img read more

WPB Police Seek Help to Identify Fake ICE Agent Who Robbed Victim

first_imgPolice need the public’s help to find a woman who they say identified herself as a federal agent and then robbed someone.According to West Palm Beach police, the woman approached the victim and claimed to be an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.We need your help solving an armed robbery. The female suspect identified herself as an Immigration Enforcement Agent–detaining (newer Honda Accord) & robbing the Hispanic victim. Anyone with information is asked to call @CrimeStoppersPB @Telemundo51 @AZATV48 #westpalmbeach #FL pic.twitter.com/Z3Jf3mcAcx— West Palm Beach PD (@WestPalmPD) October 19, 2019 She then robbed the victim, who authorities say is Hispanic.Anyone with information is being asked to call Palm Beach County Crimestoppers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477).last_img read more

FIFA Plans to Raise Age Limit for Olympic Men’s Football

first_imgFifa could raise the age limit for the men’s football tournament at next summer’s rearranged Olympic Games in Tokyo to 24 from 23. The sport’s governing body has recommended moving the limit to accommodate players eligible for this year’s Games, which were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Players born on or after 1 January 1997 will be allowed to play. It is yet to be approved by the Fifa Bureau. The Bureau is a reduced version of Fifa’s decision-making Council.The tournament is due to start before the opening ceremony on July 23, 2021. Three allocated over-aged players will still be allowed to be selected for each nation. The women’s competition at next year’s Games has no age limit.Meanwhile, Fifa has also recommended calling off all men’s and women’s international games scheduled for June 2020 because of the ongoing crisis.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Hamilton won’t boycott F1 race amid racism protests in US

first_img Associated Press Television News Written By WATCH US LIVE Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is not considering boycotting Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix in the way other athletes have done in the United States after the shooting of Jacob Blake by police officers in Wisconsin.The NBA postponed three scheduled playoff games on Wednesday, with the Milwaukee Bucks kicking off the boycott by refusing to leave their locker room for the game against the Orlando Magic. Players and teams in baseball, soccer and tennis also sat out events, demanding that lawmakers act to address police brutality and racial injustice.Hamilton, a six-time F1 champion and the only Black driver in the sport, said he supported the boycotts but that similar measures in Europe wouldn’t have the same impact.“Firstly I think it’s incredible what many out there in the States are doing within their sports. So many people are standing with the players and really pushing for change,” Hamilton said Thursday at a news conference. “But that is in America and I don’t know if me doing anything here will particularly help … we’re in Belgium, we’re not in the United States.”Hamilton has regularly spoken out against racism in recent weeks following the killing of George Floyd — an unarmed Black man — by a police officer in Minneapolis in May. Hamilton and other drivers have taken a knee at every race so far this season in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. He has also worn t-shirts with “End Racism” printed on them, raised his right fist on the podium, and called out other F1 teams for being too silent on racism.Blake, 29, was shot by police officers, apparently in the back, on Sunday as he leaned into his SUV, three of his children seated inside. The shooting was captured on cellphone video and ignited new protests in the U.S. three months after the death of Floyd.“I haven’t spoken to anybody about (the boycotts), but I am really proud of so many out there and I do stand unified with them, trying to do what I can over here,” Hamilton said. “I don’t really know how us not doing the race (will help), it will still go on is the thing. I’ll try to speak to Formula One to see what else we can do to continue to raise awareness.”Mercedes has also switched from its traditional silver-colored cars to all-black this season in solidarity with Hamilton and to continue pushing the fight against racism.Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, who has taken the knee alongside Hamilton at all six F1 races so far, was also asked if he would consider boycotting a race.“I don’t think it makes much sense now to go as far as that because nothing is on the table, or there’s no reason to boycott a race,” Vettel said. “The measures that have been taken in the U.S. with some players boycotting — or going on strike and not going out for the games — I think they are more U.S.-specific. We seem to be quite happy as drivers of our actions, and want to keep sending that message.”Image credits: AP First Published: 28th August, 2020 12:42 IST Last Updated: 28th August, 2020 12:42 IST Hamilton Won’t Boycott F1 Race Amid Racism Protests In US Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is not considering boycotting Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix in the way other athletes have done in the United States after the shooting of Jacob Blake by police officers in Wisconsincenter_img LIVE TV COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Rob Griffin: MIRACL – KYC need not be another betting hurdle

first_img Related Articles Share The first year for ad:s – Sportradar’s marketing service built for betting February 4, 2020 StumbleUpon EGBA ups GDPR commitment with code of conduct June 11, 2020 Rob Griffin – MIRACLH2 trading saw all betting operators report tough and costly adjustment periods, complying with enforced KYC demands across multiple markets.Rob Griffin CEO of  MIRACL, developer of tailored ID provisions for highly regulated markets tells SBC that betting incumbents can clear their KYC hurdles by challenging out-of-date verification concepts and operating norms. ___________________SBC: Hi Rob, thanks for this interview, you have launched ‘MIRACL Trust’ as a purpose-built authentication solution for betting incumbents – can you detail the development of this product from its conception through to its product development and launch?Rob Griffin (CEO – MIRACL):  Thanks SBC. It’s been a long road, which literally started with our team developing the raw maths of ground-breaking cryptography in academic papers 10 years ago. We then patented the technology and integrated it into the product that we’re now launching at Betting on Sports.Our code is licenced by Intel, GCHQ and the US Air Force among others but I can honestly say that some of the security, fraud and regulatory challenges now faced by gaming operators are every bit as sophisticated, particularly when the end result needs to be all but invisible to the end-user.Usernames and passwords have long been regarded as a weak solution for operators and users alike. In creating an alternative we wanted to address some big underlying problems that are inherent with existing security architecture- particularly for operators as they seek to meet ever more stringent regulation and combat fraud.Even more important was the need for great user experience – simple and intuitive – as well as MIRACL Trust® having the low cost and flexibility needed to scale over large consumer applications. Combining all of those was a real challenge but with 7 patents and over £20m of R&D under our belt, we’re proud of what we have built.SBC: Betting incumbents’ H1 2019 interim results have detailed that operators are finding it hard to meet new enforced KYC requirements, why do you feel has this has happened?RG:  I think there are really two reasons.First, people typically think of KYC as being confined to the process of checking the integrity of a user’s identity documents and that they match who the user is claiming to be. However, that is really the easy part.The real challenge is knowing at any moment in time who is accessing your service. Without that, adhering to your licence, providing safe gambling and combatting fraud are all impossible.There are now over 3.5 billion credentials for sale on the dark web, available across just 4 databases. Hackers buy these to try and takeover accounts so that now just shy of 50% of attempted log-ins are fraudulent. The bottom line is that usernames and passwords no longer provide any value to knowing who is using your service and operators are taking time to realise that.The second reason relates to betting being time-sensitive and often impulse led. Most authentication technologies on the market require so many additional steps that all the friction they create completely ruins the user experience and you lose the business. MIRACL has made big advances here because the entire authentication process never pulls users from where they can place a bet and authentication only requires one completely intuitive step.Tight KYC management and the authentication of a player cannot be at the expense of slick user experience and I think that has been missing as an option for operators … until now.SBC: Launching ‘MIRACL Trust’ you detail that you want betting incumbents to rethink out-dated structures with regards to customer verification… What exact dynamics are you seeking to challenge?RG:  The first perceived dynamic to challenge is that increased security and authentication measures need not result in a worse experience for their users. To date, that has been the dynamic because security architecture has all been based on the same cryptography so improvement simply meant adding another security layer. By contrast, MIRACL offers a whole new security architecture, not just another authentication layer.Betting platforms and operators need to understand that the underlying security technology used to satisfy the regulatory and fraud requirement was never designed for the purpose. In fact, it was literally patented in the early 80s, 35 years before GDPR!MIRACL has therefore developed new security architecture that not only gets rid of the nightmare of passwords but can securely authenticate a customer without either storing or sending any personal user data. That massively reduces the task of IT departments protecting your customers’ data and it really cuts the GDPR risk while adding to security. Crucially, the user experience is far superior too.SBC: As a technology enterprise, MIRACL has established ID and compliance provisions within the financial services sector. What can betting incumbents learn from this highly regulated sector with regards to customer security frameworks?RG: The increase in regulation that the financial services sector has experienced in the last years can no doubt provide some invaluable lessons for the gaming and gambling space. The good news is that I think gaming companies have shown themselves to be a lot more agile in adopting new technology than banks.I also think there is a danger that just in the way the banking sector has been targeted for regulation by politicians seeking to ride public opinion, so the gaming sector may be increasingly in their sights.As it is, gaming licence requirements are advancing at a serious pace, not just in the UK but worldwide. This is particularly the case in relation to safer gambling, which requires a detailed understanding of a gamer’s history and permitted activities.At the same time, new regulations such as GDPR have really shifted the onus of responsibility on to operators of any consumer-facing apps or website. The consequences of failing either of these challenges are dire. Just in the last few months, we’ve seen £11m of fines from the UK Gambling Commission and £183m levied against British Airways.I believe betting incumbents and the industry at large needs to get in front of this growing regulation and take the opportunity to lead in creating consumer-facing apps that are capable both of providing safe and secure gambling and really slick and fun user experience.SBC: How do you see customer ID verification developing as an industry discipline, what challenges do incumbents face in the near future?RG: The challenges of knowing exactly who is accessing your service is a hard one and there are a bunch of related issues platforms and operators need to think about.First, the user registration needs to be speedy and effective. Speedy in the sense that there is no barrier to new customers being able to start playing. Effective because ID verification in a KYC process needs to be preserved by having a really strong authentication system.Second, as I’ve mentioned, the security of customers’ authentication must not compromise the user’s experience. That means that they are intuitive and are universal to all platforms: – desktop, mobile and wearables so that users are never distracted from the more important task of placing a bet.Third, I think GDPR is a big deal because the fines could really jeopardise an otherwise healthy business. So operators should be looking to use systems with what’s called a ‘Zero-Knowledge Proof’ so that they neither store or send personal data to get an authentication.Fourth, as live streaming becomes part of sportsbook, operators are going to have to take responsibility for digital rights management otherwise costs could balloon if lots of people log in under one ID just so they can watch the footballLastly, I can see the lure of crypto casinos because these allow anonymity for the users, which would make operators’ life easier but I think that is exactly the opposite direction to where the industry needs to go if it is serious about safe gambling and cleaning up the perception of online gaming.SBC: Moving forward, what debate and discussion should industry leaders be confronting with regards to developing their compliance structures?RG:  It’s good to end on an easy question. For me, it’s clear, compliance structures need to start with a simple question: – do you 100% know who is accessing your service. If you don’t, any additions to your compliance process are like a castle built on sand.The conclusion is clear. There is no way that username and passwords will allow you to be 100% sure of who is on the end of a connection so you will not be able to combat fraud or be confident of fulfilling regulatory or licence obligations.So platforms and operators now need to reassess their secure authentication processes. When they do so, they need to prioritise the user experience, not just the security. Any solution that adds additional steps either at registration or when placing a bet is going to compromise the user experience and therefore sales. A good security and authentication system should be providing Player Account Management systems with the data to create a better experience. Instead, most just throw up one-time passcodes for users to re-enter and people hate that.So in summary, invest in secure authentication so you know who is accessing your service but in doing so, don’t tolerate any compromise to user experience! It doesn’t need to be that way.__________________________Rob Griffin – CEO – MIRACL NSoft or strict rules: Outcome-based vs prescriptive regulation March 10, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more