Swiss Parliament approved internet blocking

Swiss Parliament approved internet blockingWhen is it acceptable to block a website? The answer seems to be when it an unlicensed gambling website. The Swiss Parliament approved internet blocking in those circumstances on 1st March, according to swissinfo.ch.

It was also decided at the same time by the House of Representatives that only an online casino resident in  Switzerland could receive an online licence.

Switzerland was not the first country to determine this is legal. Ten EU member states have so far ratified their constitution to do so, including Spain, Italy, Portugal, France and Greece.

The only way to control internet gambling websites is to take them down, or tolerate them. The People’ Party showed some resistance but other than that it was plain sailing.

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