Malta regulator signs data-sharing deal with Swedish FA
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has entered into a data-sharing agreement with the Swedish Football Association (SvFF).
Under the arrangement, the MGA and the SvFF will share data as part of an effort to clamp down on match-fixing and other forms of manipulation in Swedish football.
The SvFF acts as football’s governing body in Sweden, overseeing domestic club competitions such as the top-tier men’s Allsvenskan and the Damallsvenskan women’s league.
“The agreement between the MGA and the SvFF allows for the relationship between the two entities to not be limited to discussions of best practices only, but to also allow for the transfer of data in relation to investigations of manipulation in sports competitions,” MGA sports integrity manager Antonio Zerafa said.
“Undoubtedly this further strengthens the MGA’s commitment to assisting sports governing bodies in their fight against match-fixing.”
The new deal comes after the MGA last month also signed similar agreement with the International Cricket Council, the sport’s global governing body, under which the two organisations will share data to tackle sporting manipulation.
The MGA has other data-sharing arrangements in place with the Malta Football Association, the Tennis Integrity Unit the International Olympic Committee.