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Court Registers Infringement Procedures

PRIVACY LAW—EU & HUNGARY

June 20, 2012

European Commission infringement procedures against Hungary were registered by the EU court on Monday, Politics.hu reports. One of the proceedings concerns the independence of Hungary's data protection authority. In April, the commission said that while Hungary had made progress, the premature ending of the previous data protection commissioner's term as part of the creation of a National Agency for Data Protection Hungary conflicted with EU laws, the report states. "The personal independence of a national data protection supervisor, which includes protection against removal from office during the term of office, is a key requirement of EU law," the commission said.
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