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Hungary To Revise Law

PRIVACY LAW—HUNGARY & EU

February 6, 2012

Bloomberg reports that the Hungarian government will rework a law that has been the subject of controversy since it took effect on January 1. The European Commission launched infringement proceedings against the government last month over three laws considered to be in violation of EU law. One of the laws in question pertains to the independence of the country's data protection authority. According to a Hungarian newspaper, the prime minister's cabinet has indicated it will revise the law to exclude the right of the premier to dismiss the data protection agency's leader.
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