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A General Summary on Geo-Blocking in the EU
A General Summary on Geo-Blocking in the EU

Author(s): Lilla Nóra Kiss
Subject(s): Economy, International Law, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: geo-blocking; Digital Single Market; geo-discrimination; digitalization; digital readiness; innovative society;

Summary/Abstract: Geo-blocking is the new phenomenon of the current digital era, which affects our everyday lives. Geo-blocking is a modern form of discrimination which is considered a geographically based restriction for consumers that may be a ban for free movements and therefore affect the single market of the European Union, too. The European Commission adopted the Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy in 2015 by which a new path forward to innovation was taken down. The new EU Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen aims not only the continuation of the development of the DSM to improve our digital welfare, but introduced the concept of the promotion of European way of life which is strongly interlinked with the digital aspects, too. As the human perspectives of our lifestyles came up to a higher level of policymaking, digital readiness, skills, and geo-discrimination might also be part of current debates. The research intends to present the geo-blocking as a new issue for the society, politics and economy, then broadly summarizes its definitions and the latest solutions for the treatment of unjustified restrictions in the EU.

  • Issue Year: 6/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 95-107
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English