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Disputed DPA Law Amended

PRIVACY LAW—EU & HUNGARY

April 3, 2012

A state news service has said that Hungary has amended its "disputed bill on the data protection agency (DPA) to bring the law in line with European Union recommendations," Bloomberg reports. "The amendment strengthens the agency's independence and curbs the power of the president and the prime minister to dismiss the head of the institution," news service MTI has reported. The announcement comes amidst infringement procedures the EU started against Hungary over multiple pieces of legislation. Politics.hu reports the government presented its official response to the European Commission last Friday.
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