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EC Gives Hungary One Month To Address Issues

PRIVACY LAW—HUNGARY & EU

March 7, 2012

The European Commission today gave Hungary one month to "take corrective action" on several laws--including one affecting the data protection authority--to avoid being taken to the European Court of Justice, Europe Online Magazine reports. Noting that Hungary "has not answered all the questions that we have raised," the commission today sent "letters of formal warning" to Hungary, marking the second step in EU infringement procedures, the report states. When sending its response to the first step of the proceedings last month, Hungary had indicated it would "make concessions to guarantee the independence of the data protection authority."
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