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Free access to online content that you have subscribed, wherever you are in the EU

The new Regulation entered into force from 1 April

  • April 02, 2018 12:47
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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You will no longer miss out on your favourite films, TV series, sports broadcasts, games or e-books, that you have digitally subscribed to at home if you are travelling to another EU country. From 1 April 2018 you will be able to access online content that you have subscribed to at home, wherever you are in the EU. The new EU portability rules will apply to paid-for services, but providers of free content may opt in. Providers of online content will also benefit from the new rules. They will no longer have to acquire licences for other territories where their subscribers are travelling to.

Service providers will be able to verify the country of residence through different information provided by the subscriber. The Regulation provides for a closed list of such verification means to limit interference with consumers' privacy. The service provider will be able to apply not more than two means of verification from this list. Any processing of personal data will have to be carried out in accordance with EU data protection rules. The interests of right holders are safeguarded to avoid abuses.

Source: European Commission

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