The removal of the commissioner before the end of his term breaches obligations under Data Protection Directive. Under Article 28 (1) of the Directive, the public authorities -responsible for monitoring the application of the Directive - “shall act with complete independence in exercising the functions entrusted to them.” According to the new Act No CXII of 2011 on informational self determination and freedom of information, the Data Protection Commissioner will be replaced by the National Data Protection and Freedom of Information Authority. The head of the government agency will be appointed by the President of the Republic, and takes over the place of the current Commissioner.
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Association for Civil