The draft law – currently before the Parliament – on Data Protection and Freedom of Information will replace the independent Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner with an administrative authority. This change will seriously diminish the level of privacy protection and weaken the right to access to information in Hungary.
The Central European Universitz Center For Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) and the CEU Department of Public Policy (DPP) invite you to a public lecture entitled "The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance” by Colin Bennett (Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia)
The judgment of the European Court on 8 April declared that the replacement of the institution of the data protection commissioner for the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information was unlawful. The ruling has made it clear: a two-thirds mandate does not absolve the Hungarian state from complying with European norms.