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Hungary Files DPC Amendment

PRIVACY LAW—HUNGARY & U.S.

March 13, 2012

The Hungarian government has filed new amendments following European Commission (EC) action last week to give Hungary one month to "take corrective action" on several laws or face being taken before the European Court of Justice. Among the latest changes, Hungary will "narrow the prime minister's room to fire the independent data protection commissioner," Bloomberg reports, aiming "to 'strengthen the independence' of the data protection agency" as called for by the EC. The amendments do not, however, address the EC's concerns over the previous commissioner's termination before his mandate expired, the report states.
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