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Hungarian Government Suspends GDPR Data Subjects Rights

On May 4, 2020, the Hungarian Government issued a Decree that suspends, during the COVID-19 created state of emergency, the one-month deadline that controllers have under the GDPR to reply to data subject rights requests.

According to the Decree, the normal one-month deadline to reply to data subject rights requests will start running once the state of emergency ends, for which there is no fixed date yet.

The Decree also allows public entities to refuse or suspend freedom of information (“FOIA”) requests in certain situations. The Decree has been heavily criticized by civil society groups and prompted the scrutiny by the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”).

Source: Hungarian Government Suspends GDPR Data Subjects Rights

Hungary imposed a fine of EUR 3.6 M on Facebook

The Hungarian Competition Authority – GVH – found that Facebook Ireland Ltd. had infringed competition law when it advertised its services as being free of charge on its home page and Help Centre.

While it was true that users did not have to pay for the concerned services, Facebook benefited economically from the users’ data and activities, with users in this way paying for the services provided by the undertaking. The GVH imposed a fine amounting to a total of EUR 3.6 M, which is the highest fine that the Authority has ever imposed in a consumer protection case.

Source: GVH imposed a fine of EUR 3.6 M on Facebook – GVH

Hungarian GDPR amendments act enters into force

On 26 April 2019, the Act XXXIV of 2019 on the Legislative Amendments Implementing the European Union Data Protection Reform (‘the Act’) entered into force.

The Act aims to amend national legislation in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Hungary is one of last EU countries to adopt GDPR implementation act.

Access Act here (in Hungarian).

Eight countries to miss EU data protection deadline

The EU starts enforcing its general data protection regulation on 25 May – but Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia won’t be ready. The delay will cause legal uncertainty.

Source: Eight countries to miss EU data protection deadline

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