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Ombudsman Orders Survey Data Destroyed

DATA RETENTION—HUNGARY

August 17, 2011

Hungary's data protection ombudsman, Andras Jori, has declared that the personal data collected from a government-issued survey has not been handled correctly, should be deleted from the records and should not be used or processed in the future. In June, Jori established that the questionnaires did not meet the country's data protection law and ordered the data be erased, but, according to Politics.hu, Jori said on Tuesday that the agency in charge of destroying the data has not complied with his instructions, prompting him to ban the database containing the personal information. 
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