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HUNGARY COMPREHENSIVE AND STRICT GUIDANCE ON WORKPLACE PRIVACY

NAIH, Hungary’s Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, issued a new guidance on the general requirements of workplace data processing. NAIH’s guidance is not only stricter than EU standards, but also repeals some practices commonly used in Hungary. Topics include permitted data processing purposes in the workplace, applicable law for parent companies’ activities, […]


HUNGARY’S NEW PRIVACY GUIDANCE ON EMPLOYERS’ USE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS

NAIH, Hungary’s Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issued new guidance about when a Hungarian employer can conduct background checks of its employees or job candidates. Hungarian Law permits a former employer to send information on a prospective employee to a new employer only with the employee’s prior and informed consent. In addition, […]


EMPLOYEE PHOTOS RECEIVE PROTECTION

Hungary’s Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issued new guidance on the lawful use of employee photos. An employee photo can only be taken or processed lawfully if there is a specific underlying purpose, for example, as needed for a workplace ID card. For group or event photos, it may not be necessary […]


Commission Raises Concerns about Hungary’s Constitution

The European Commission (EC) has expressed concern with the Hungarian government over whether changes to its constitution comply with EU law. Olivier Bailly, a Commission spokesman, said that the Commission is currently studying 30 laws, which were adopted as part of the revised constitution. Viviane Reding, the European commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, […]


Hungary Files Further Amendments to Meet EU Conditions for IMF Aid Talks

Hungary’s government filed further amendments to laws criticized by the European Commission that have blocked the start of talks on a European Union and International Monetary Fund loan. The latest changes narrow the prime minister’s room to fire the independent data-protection commissioner, according to the amendment posted on Parliament’s website yesterday. It doesn’t address a […]


Hungarian International Data Protection Conference

Untitled Document On June 16 and 17, 2011, the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted a high-level international data protection conference in Budapest. The following are some highlights from the second day’s events: During the “New principles in the field” panel the principle of accountability was discussed The second and final […]


Hungary Adopts New Data Protection Law

On July 24th The Hungarian Parliament adopted the Act on Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information (the new Data Protection Act), the domestic implementation of the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). The new Act will enter into force by 1 January 2012 and same will replace the Act LXIII of 1992 on the Protection of […]




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