The European Commission introduces strict rules on geo-blocking

Dr Endre Várady // // 13 September 2016

Geo-blocking is still a very common and actual practice in the online market. Service providers apply different barriers/restrictions to customers on the basis of their nationality or place of residence. For example they usually block the access to their websites to prevent customers from making cross-border orders or automatically reroute the customers to other websites which apply different prices. But this practice may change completely. The European Commission has published its draft introducing strict rules on geo-blocking.