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’Digital citizenship’ seen as a ’Big Brother’ project

Thursday, January 4th, 2024

An independent lawyer fears that a fresh constitutional amendment may enable the authorities and internet providers to get access to citizens’ full profiles. READ MORE

Police search 30 Scientology centres

Monday, October 30th, 2017

As the authorities investigate alleged abuses of privacy within the Church of Scientology in Hungary, a conservative journalist believes that the state plans prolonged action against the organisation, which is not recognised in Hungary as a church. READ MORE

New data protection bill for public enterprises

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Magyar Nemzet warns that a new bill restricting public scrutiny of state-owned companies could backfire, while Magyar Hírlap rejects such criticism as politically motivated. READ MORE

Jobbik Mayor’s surveillance cameras monitor public workers

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Commentators both on Left and Right condemn Dávid Janiczak, the Jobbik mayor of the northeastern town of Ózd, for his plans to install surveillance cameras including hidden camera spy glasses to monitor workers on the government work programme. READ MORE

Echoes of NSA leak in Hungary

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

A centre-right commentator warns Hungarians are not aware of the dangers of the information stored by their favourite internet service providers. READ MORE