The Hungarian Data Protection Authority (NAIH) recently issued a new guidance on the making and keeping of copies of employees' qualifications to comply with ISO 9001:2015 quality management standards.
Can You Dismiss Your DPO?
The European Court of Justice ("ECJ"), in its judgment of 9 February 2023 in Case C-453/21, considered the interpretation of the dismissability of a Data Protection Officer and the performance by the DPO of other duties that may give rise to a conflict of interest. The ECJ ruled that an appointed DPO cannot hold a position within the organisation that would result in him or her determining the purposes and methods of processing personal data. The decision has significant implications for organisations wishing to entrust their DPO with additional tasks that may conflict with the DPO's duties.
Hungarian Privacy Watchdog Fines Over Cookies and Declares IAB Europe TCF Illegal
The Hungarian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Authority (NAIH) recently fined a market-leading Hungarian media service provider HUF 10 million (approx. €25,000) for failing to comply with the data processing principles of lawfulness, fairness and transparency in its cookie management solution based on the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe's Transparency and Consent (TCF) Framework. This is the first time that the Hungarian authority has imposed a fine for cookie management issues and made it public.
Hungary: Recent Changes Affecting Day-to-Day Legal Activities
A number of changes have been recently introduced and will be introduced in the near future in Hungary that fundamentally affect both the most commonly applied legislation, as well as the day-to-day work of lawyers. Below is an overview of the important points of these developments.
Electronic Signatures, Contracts, and Archiving in Hungary
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Contentious Updates in Hungary: A Buzz Interview with Istvan Varga of Provaris
There are substantial recent developments in dispute resolution and litigation in Hungary, with some uncertainty about the application of the CJEU’s jurisprudence to domestic litigation, as well as new arbitration rules coming into force, according to Provaris Managing Partner Istvan Varga.
Hot Practice in Hungary: Adam Liber on Provaris’ Digital and Technology Practice
The very vibrant levels of work in Provaris’ Digital and Technology practice are being driven by the latest ECJ decisions, legislative changes, and a rising tide of privacy awareness, according to Partner Adam Liber, Co-Head of the firm's Digital and Technology practice.