Material and territorial scope of Hungarian data protection law

The Info Act applies beyond GDPR-related personal data processing to (i) processing personal data for law enforcement, national security and national defence purposes and (ii) processing data of public interest and (iii) data on grounds of the public interest.

Applicability of Hungary’s data protection legislation to deceased persons

Art. 25 of the Info Act ensures that within five (5) years of the death of an individual, the person designated by the individual – in an administrative declaration, notarial deed or in a private document with full probative force – may exercise the data protection rights of the deceased. In the absence of such a declaration, a close relative of the deceased may exercise the right to rectification as well as the right to object to the data

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