Global sports technology company Sportradar has been granted the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) Data Standards Kitemark.
Sportradar received the quality assurance mark following an audit assessed by the testing and certification agency, eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA).
Developed in October 2020, the IBIA’s Data Standards Kitemark is the industry’s first set of standards and guidelines for how data is collected to protect the integrity of sports against betting corruption and is subject to an annual audit.
The data standards is a living document and set of requirements that the association intends to continually assess and update to ensure that its recipients represent the highest levels of data collation.
Dr Anja Martin, chief regulatory and compliance officer, Sportradar said: “At Sportradar, we are committed to delivering the most reliable and highest-quality data products to our customers and partners. We invest heavily in our quality control systems and processes, implementing the industry’s most stringent safeguards to ensure that the products presented to the downstream market are trustworthy. Receiving accreditation from the IBIA for its Data Standards Kitemark further substantiates Sportradar’s rigorous dedication to data quality, integrity and transparency.”
Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO, said: “We are excited to recognise Sportradar as our latest Data Standards Kitemark recipient. The IBIA developed the standards and kitemark to ensure that the collection and supply chain of sports data achieved the highest levels of transparency and accuracy.
“Companies like Sportradar that pass the audit have demonstrated robust internal procedures for the collation of sporting event data for betting. Accurate data collation reassures sports fans and bettors alike that the events they watch are fair, honest and performed at the highest competitive levels.”