Opening Times

The offices of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

End of Financial Year

Kindly note that due to the end of the financial year on Friday 29 March 2019, our counter for licences will close at 12.00 noon on this same day. Therefore, we will be unable to issue new licences or process renewals until the following working day, Monday 1 April 2019.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Data Protection Survey Shows that Virtually all Local Students Aged 11 and Over Use Social Networking Sites

This year the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, as the Data Protection Commissioner undertook its second schools survey on the use of Social Networking Sites (“SNS”) and privacy. In summary, the key findings of the survey are the following:

• 97% of Year 7 students use SNS

• Virtually all local students over 11 use SNS and 3 quarters use it daily

• 37% of the students hardly ever, or never use appropriate privacy controls

• Risks to privacy from the unauthorised disclosure and interception of photographs

• 1 in 4 students reveal information about others without their consent

• 9 out of 10 students use access controls on their mobile phones

• Students increase their use of SNS as they get older

• Year 9 students are the least secure when using SNS and portable devices.