European Data Protection Digest

Political Party Accused of Compiling "Secret Database"

PERSONAL PRIVACY—HUNGARY

April 9, 2010

Data privacy ombudsman András Jóri will launch an inquiry into alleged illegal data gathering techniques employed by political parties in the run up to a mayoral by-election last year, reports Politics.hu. Fidesz Director Gábor Kubatov admitted that his party collected personal information on more than 50,000 voters. Socialist Party officials are urging Fidesz officials to turn over the "secret database" to the investigating authorities, including the police and National Election Commission.
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