Further to our Newsletter regarding the Geo – blocking regulation (“Regulation”), the prospective Ministerial Decision No.18898/2019 has been issued; said Decision, while repeating the provisions of the Regulation completes the required local components of the Regulation setting out the Greek Geo-blocking legal framework. Such local elements concern:
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As from the 3rd of December 2018, the Geo-blocking regulation enters into force;
The provisions of said EU Regulation lift among others:
(a) blocking of access to online interfaces and
(b) redirecting to other online interfaces for reasons related to the nationality, place of residence or place of establishment of a customer.
In other words, redirecting a customer to a specific country-website, solely based on the country of residence of the customer, is no longer permitted.
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Antenna TV on the project of digitisation of its content archive with the company Broadcasting Center Europe SA.
The particularity of the matter lies with the fact that such digitisation projects are rare by nature and require creative legal thinking on various areas of law (Commercial, Contract, IP, Data Protection).
Leading lawyers: Takis Kakouris and Konstantinos Logaras
On June 25 2015, Emmanuel Mastromanolis, Assistant Professor of Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and partner with Zepos & Yannopoulos, participated in an event organized by EDIPKA (Association of Consumer Protection Law) as speaker. The topic of his presentation focused on the notion of “material distortion of consumers’ transactional decisions” in the context of unfair commercial practices, pursuant to Directive 2005/29/EC and Greek implementing legislation (Law 2251/94, as amended).