Geo-blocking regulation within the EU

European Commission proposal for measures against geo-blocking COM(2016)289

Within the framework of the Digital Single Market, the European Commission published a proposal for a regulation on geo-blocking in order to dismantle territorial restrictions in the Internet. BDI welcomes the European Commission’s intention of stimulating online commerce, dismantling barriers and increasing transparency in the goods and services offered on the Internet. However, it is important that this does not undermine the principles of private autonomy and contractual freedom.