Guidance on Voice Recordings and Call Centre Operations by the Hungarian DPA

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On 9 May 2016, the Hungarian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Agency (Hungarian DPA) published comprehensive new guidance (only available in Hungarian), summarizing its practice on voice recordings and call centres. The guidance makes clear that voice recordings – Continue reading Guidance on Voice Recordings and Call Centre Operations by the Hungarian DPA

Hungarian DPA’s 2015 Annual Report Published

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The Hungarian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Agency recently released its 2015 annual report, including enforcement statistics. The report shows a significant increase in the number of cases handled by the DPA again in 2015. This trend is expected Continue reading Hungarian DPA’s 2015 Annual Report Published

Hungarian Data Protection Agency’s 2016 Enforcement Priorities

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The Hungarian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Agency (Hungary DPA) has just released its 2016 enforcement priorities, stating that it will focus on (i) data processing relating to anonymous job postings and (ii) compliance with data subject notice requirements. Continue reading Hungarian Data Protection Agency’s 2016 Enforcement Priorities

Hungary DPA Recommendation on information notice requirements

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On 9 October 2015, the Hungarian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Agency (Hungary DPA) issued a comprehensive recommendation (the Recommendation) concerning the content of the prior notice from the data controller to data subjects about the processing of their Continue reading Hungary DPA Recommendation on information notice requirements

Safe Harbor ruling affecting Hungarian businesses

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In its recently released decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared that the EU Commission’s US Safe Harbour adequacy decision (Commission Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000) is invalid and therefore no longer a valid method Continue reading Safe Harbor ruling affecting Hungarian businesses

DPA Guidance on the Authorization of Binding Corporate Rules in Hungary

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Under Hungarian data protection laws, Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) were earlier completely omitted from the list of instruments guaranteeing adequate level of protection in the context of international data transfers. Accordingly, it was a long awaited step to recognize the Continue reading DPA Guidance on the Authorization of Binding Corporate Rules in Hungary

DPA Guidance on the Access and Information Rights Relating to CCTV Records

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On 12 May 2015, the Hungary DPA released a non-binding guidance on the access and information rights of the data subject relating to CCTV surveillance. The DPA articulated that the data subject shall be granted access to the camera records, Continue reading DPA Guidance on the Access and Information Rights Relating to CCTV Records

Hungarian DPA Recommendation on the Use of Drones

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The Hungarian DPA issued a recommendation on the privacy related implications of the use of drones with cameras. The recommendation notes that the use of drones by the state as well as the use for commercial purposes is covered by Continue reading Hungarian DPA Recommendation on the Use of Drones