Legislation

Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Self-Determination with Respect to Information and the Freedom of Information (Info Act) (2011. évi CXII. törvény az információs önrendelkezési jogról és az információszabadságról) is the Hungarian Data Protection Act that has been amended to ensure it conforms to the GDPR. It is available in English at:

http://njt.hu/translated/doc/J2011T0112P_20190426_FIN.pdf.

The Hungarian original is available at:

http://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=139257.

The structure of the amended Info Act is shown as follows:

  • Specific provisions, that apply in addition to the GDPR, including procedural rules
  • Specific provisions for data processing operations beyond the scope of the GDPR
  • Implementation of EU Directive 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Law Enforcement Directive) to govern data processing for law enforcement, national security and national defence purposes.

Other relevant sectoral legislation

  • Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code relevant for employee data protection
  • Act C of 2003 on Electronic Communications, as amended, of the Republic of Hungary (E-Communications Act) – implementing the EU E-Privacy Directive
  • NMHH Decree No. 4/2012. (I. 24.) on the Special Conditions of Data Processing by Electronic Communications Service Providers, the Data Security of Electronic Communications Services and the Rules of Identifier Presentation and Call Diversion – implementing the EU E-Privacy Directive
  • Act XLVII of 1997 on Processing and Protection of Medical and Other Related Personal Data (Medical Data Act)
  • Act CXIX of 1995 on the Use of Name and Address Information Serving the Purposes of Research and Direct Marketing (Hungarian Direct Marketing Act)
  • Act CCXXXVII of 2013 on Credit Institutions and Financial Enterprises

Guidelines of the supervisory authority

Supervisory authorities’ guidelines are available in Hungarian on the official website of the Personal Data Protection Office (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság): http://www.naih.hu/