On 6 July 2015, the Hungarian Parliament adopted several amendments (‘Amendments’) to Act CXII 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and the Freedom of Information (‘Data Protection Act’). The Amendments, currently only available in Hungarian, are designed to develop the data protection and right-to-access public information rules within Hungary, and fix problems the

The ECJ provided a preliminary ruling on Nemzeti Fogyasztovedelmi Hatosag v UPC Magyarorszag, which could have major implications on commercial practices. In this case, the ECJ decided that the communication of erroneous information from business to consumer will be classified as a misleading commercial practice within the meaning of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive

Hungary’s data protection authority, the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH), recently issued a decision fining PepsiCo €5,000 for a data breach. The decision has, however, had wider repercussions, reclassifying the concept of data controllers and data processors.

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