European Commission proposes EU-wide ban on geo-blocking

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06-2016

On 25 May 2016, the European Commission published a draft new Regulation which will prohibit geo-blocking and various related acts by traders which discriminate by reference to nationality or country of residence or establishment within the EU. The scope of the proposed Regulation is broad and would prevent geo-blocking and discrimination in pricing, sales or payment conditions for online sales. This articles goes into the scope of the regulation and discusses whether there are any exceptions.

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