Opening Times

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

Closure of Public Counter

In order to manage the risk of cross-contamination in our community, the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority is closing its public counter as from 3pm on Monday 16th March 2020, to stop the spread of infection via physical payment by exchange of cash or card, and in order to avoid social contact in queues. All payments may be made by bank transfer. Cash payments or payments in person will not be accepted or handled as from this date.

Please send any enquiries to and we will endeavour to assist you in as much as we are able to in the circumstances. At the moment, the GRA is minimising the amount of staff working at its premises at any one time and so, there may be instances where we will not be able to carry out some services in their entirety. We appreciate your understanding.

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In view of the irrefutably growing impact of blockchain technology, and given that there are potential data protection risks, it is imperative that the interaction between blockchain and data protection are considered.

This discussion paper outlines key issues regarding the relationship between blockchain and the GDPR as understood by the Information Commissioner (the “Commissioner”). It reflects on the European Union’s general acceptance of this new technology, whilst highlighting both the potential risks as well as the opportunities that blockchain technology presents in relation to data protection.

The main purpose of this paper is to facilitate discussion and engagement with stakeholders in order to collaborate, examine and address data protection issues within blockchain.