Attila Peterfalvi said a new General Data Protection Regulation will update the current European Union Data Protection Directive and Hungary’s law will need to be adjusted accordingly. The Hungarian data protection authority’s proposals will be debated by parliament in April and they could be approved in May, he added.
The new EU regulation aims at ensuring identical conditions for data management by member states and data services to third countries, he said. Hungary completely lacks the internal corporate regulations needed for the latter so these have to be prepared, he added. There are plans to set up a data registry and giving the authority rights to check mandatory data supplies, he said.