Innovation and Technology Ministry state secretary Tamás Schanda warned against efforts by the European Commission to take regulation of data assets out of the scope of national legislatures at the Infoter ICT conference in Balatonfured (W Hungary) on Wednesday.
Schanda said Brussels wants to put regulation of data assets in its own scope of power, which he called “the start of political efforts that violate national interests and sovereignty”.
“We have been witnesses for years to Brussels’ empire-building aspirations,”
He said the manner in which a country regulates its data assets can determine its competitiveness, adding that all means must be used to avoid primacy of richer member states over the data assets of their peers. Countries must also steer clear of allowing unilateral access to data assets by either the United States or China, he said.
Meanwhile, the Christian Social Union (CSU) of Bavaria continues to regard Hungary’s ruling Fidesz as its “natural partner” and stands ready for continuing cooperation with the party, Katalin Novák, Fidesz’s deputy leader, said in Munich on Wednesday. Novák, who is minister in charge of family affairs,
held talks with top CSU politicians in the Bavarian capital.
Members of Bavaria’s ruling party know that “Fidesz is the centre-right force in Hungary with which it is worthwhile to cooperate as they also understand and are aware of the threat the allied opposition poses,” Novak told MTI. In CSU’s view, the Hungarian opposition uniting parties from the left, through the liberals and greens to the political right “would pose a serious threat to us all if it came into power”, she said.