Hungarian Competition Office closes procedure after Google makes commitments
Hungary’s Competition Office (GVH) on Friday said it closed a procedure against Google after the company made commitments to inform users of its Allo chat client “in plain language and in a balanced manner” of how the application processes their data.
Google must also post an educational banner on its YouTube channel for one day in the fourth quarter of 2018 highlighting that it collects and handles consumers’ personal data and recommending that consumers review the privacy policies and settings.
“The rights of consumers to make undistorted business decisions may be violated even if data protection rights are properly observed, if consumers are not supplied with information which would be necessary to make well-established decisions (or not supplied timely with correct information, or supplied timely with misleading information, or the information is not clear enough),”
GVH said in a statement explaining its decision.
As we wrote before, the state has provided more than EUR 309,000 to the central Hungarian town of Jászfényszaru so that its 2,200 households and local public institutions have access to a new internet network that operates at speeds of up to 250 megabits, read more HERE.
Also we wrote great news about the inauguration of five new smart lamp posts in Budapest. Hungarian companies developed them and each of them can perform different tasks, read more HERE.