Data Protection

Hungarian government plans to enforce encryption backdoors

According to an action plan to fight terrorism being drafted by the Hungarian Ministry of Interior, a person using a service providing encrypted communication could be imprisoned for up to two years.

Judicial Warrants Are Required for Government Surveillance

The Strasbourg court's decision in a case from Hungary declares once and for all that uncontrolled government surveillance is incompatible with European human rights standards.

NGOs Reject "Safe Harbor 2.0," Urge EU and US to Protect Fundamental Rights

Leading human rights and consumer organizations have issued a letter to urge the US and the EU to protect the fundamental right to privacy. 

NGOs Reject "Safe Harbor 2.0," Urge EU and US to Protect Fundamental Rights

Leading human rights and consumer organizations have issued a letter to urge the US and the EU to protect the fundamental right to privacy. 

Will Hungary's Constitutional Court Repeal the Data Retention Law?

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint against Internet and mobile service provider Telenor in an attempt to have the Constitutional Court annul an unlawful act that allows for the retention of telephone and Internet traffic data (concerning the identity of the calling party, the length of call, frequency of communication, etc.) for 6 months. Such data retention constitutes a severe breach of the fundamental rights to privacy and the protection of personal data.More:http://tasz.hu/adatvedelem/egyelore-marad-az-adatmegorzes

International coalition to support the Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The HCLU as a member of International Civil Liberties Organisations (INCLO) endorses the statement of the Canadian human rights NGO against the new Anti-Terror Act.