The EU Commission presents its initial findings on geo-blocking with respect to consumer goods in e-commerce sector inquiry

On 18 March 2016, the European Commission published its initial findings of its sector inquiry into the e-commerce sector in relation to geo-blocking practices. The Commission de nes geo-blocking as commercial practices whereby online providers prevent users from accessing and purchasing consumer goods or digital content services o ered on their website based on the geographical location of the users (i.e., in a Member State di ering from that of the provider). The Commission’s findings, which are based on the replies from more than 1,400 retailers and digital content providers from all 28 Member States, show that geo-blocking

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Richard Burton, The EU Commission presents its initial findings on geo-blocking with respect to consumer goods in e-commerce sector inquiry, 18 March 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2016, Art. N° 78993

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