The EU Parliament and EU Council adopt ban on unjustified geo-blocking regulation

EU Adopts Ban on Unjustified Geo-Blocking* The new EU geo-blocking regulation prohibits unjustified geo-blocking. Businesses selling online should review carefully their terms and sales organization to ensure compliance. On 27 February 2018, the European Union (EU) adopted the EU geo-blocking regulation (the Regulation), which will enter into force by the end of the year. The Regulation prohibits unjustified geo-blocking, and other forms of discrimination, based on customers’ nationality, place of residence, or place of establishment. The Regulation is particularly relevant to all businesses selling online in different EU Member States, whether or not they are located in the EU. Before the end of the year, businesses should carefully review their online interface mechanisms, terms

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Lars Kjølbye, Elisabetta Righini, Peter Citron, The EU Parliament and EU Council adopt ban on unjustified geo-blocking regulation, 28 February 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2018, Art. N° 90006

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