HIPO Warns Patent Applicants of Data Breach

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) has recently disclosed that parts of its IT systems were breached (namely the E-Register application, the electronic register of Hungarian industrial property applications) as a result of which several unpublished patent documents may have Continue reading HIPO Warns Patent Applicants of Data Breach

New Hungarian Whistleblowing Legislation

The Hungarian Parliament has recently adopted the Act CLXV of 2013 on Complaints and Public Interest Disclosure which lays down comprehensive and detailed rules for the receipt, investigation and handling of whistleblowing reports in Hungary. The main provisions of the Continue reading New Hungarian Whistleblowing Legislation

Transfer of Insurance Secrecy Data to Third Countries

Section 158 (1) of the Act LX of 2003 on Insurance Institutions and the Insurance Business (Insurance Act) lays down particularly strict requirements for the transfer of insurance secrecy data to third countries (outside the European Economic Area). The Act Continue reading Transfer of Insurance Secrecy Data to Third Countries