News stories posted during January 2012

Monitoring of Employees allowed in Hungary and employment tribunals regulate employment privacy issues

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03/01/2012 by:

Andrea Klara Soos (Attorney-at-law, Sooslaw, Budapest, Hungary, E-mail: andrea.soos@sooslaw.hu ) writes that Hungary replaced its Labour Code with a new legislation (“NLC”) which will enter into effect from 1 July 2012. The NLC’s purpose is to mak...

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European Commission questions independence of Hungary’s new Data Protection Authority

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03/01/2012 by:

Andrea Klara Soos (Attorney-at-law, Sooslaw, Budapest, Hungary, E-mail: andrea.soos@sooslaw.hu ) writes that Hungary has adopted a new data protection act with effect from 1 January 2012 (the “Info Act”) and is establishing a new authority for the...

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Mexico: DP regulations enter into force

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11/01/2012 by:

The regulations of Mexico’s Federal Law for the Protection of Personal Data entered into force on 22 December 2011. The regulations deal with data subjects’ rights, security and breach notification provisions, cloud computing, consent and notice...

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EU Commission takes legal action against Hungary and PL&B recommends amendments to overcome some of these problems

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19/01/2012 by:

The EU Commission has concerns over the independence of Hungary’s data protection authority. The Commission’s view is that the current law which creates a new National Authority for Data Protection, replacing the Data Protection Commissioner...

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Proposals for EU DP Regulation: Mandatory DPOs and fines up to 2% of annual turnover

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25/01/2012 by:

The European Commission proposes more accountability – no general notification duty – but bigger fines for non-compliance in the official proposals published today by the European Commission. The highest fine that was being planned, 5% of annual...

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