Region: Hungary

Hungary investigates Microsoft’s ChatGPT terms

Hungary’s competition authority has started an investigation of Microsoft for failing to provide adequate information to users of its Bing search engine’s ChatGPT-backed AI search function.

26 July 2023

ECJ does not resolve GDPR clash between courts and regulators

The EU’s highest court has said member states must ensure that potentially contradictory civil and data protection authority decisions do not water down individuals’ rights.

12 January 2023

ECJ rules on purpose limitation and further processing

The European Court of Justice has said personal data processing to fix technical faults is justified under the GDPR, but that the information should not be retained after corrections are made.

20 October 2022

ECJ advocate-general weighs in on purpose limitation

An EU advocate-general has argued that personal data processing for the purpose of fixing a technical fault was justified under the GDPR, despite data subjects not being notified – but has said the information should not be stored for an excessive amount of time.

31 March 2022

Reynders threatens action against member states for spyware use

The EU’s justice commissioner has said member states could face enforcement if they abuse spyware, as the commission called on member states to enact domestic legislation against illicit surveillance.

15 February 2022

Hungary on the offensive over Pegasus scandal

Hungary’s data protection authority has given its blessing to the government’s use of the notorious Pegasus spyware, saying that deployment of the technology was justified on national security grounds and threatening criminal action against those involved in uncovering its use.

07 February 2022

ECJ to determine regulatory/judicial competence clash

The EU’s highest court will clarify whether courts or data protection authorities take priority when determining if GDPR infringements have taken place.

26 May 2021

Hungarian data authority fines Forbes

The Hungarian data authority has fined Forbes over the publication of its well-known list of wealthy figures, saying its legitimate interest test failed to properly consider subjects’ rights.

11 August 2020

Ireland turns down Google adtech case

Hungary has taken action against Google after its lead regulator declined to handle a subject access request investigation.

28 July 2020

NGOs threaten litigation over covid-19 data-sharing

A coordinated effort by nine European civil liberties organisations to force governments to protect privacy while sharing data to tackle covid-19 may lead to litigation.

08 June 2020

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