Hungary To Limit Power To Ax Data Protection Regulator

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Hungary's government pledged Friday to rein in the prime minister's power to arbitrarily fire the country's data protection commissioner, but failed to address additional European Commission worries over the regulator's independence as well as the new structure of its central bank, according to the commission.

The Hungarian parliament has committed to revising new legislation that replaced the previous data protection commissioner's office with a new National Agency for Data Protection, which took effect on Jan. 1, in order to eliminate the right of the prime minister...
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