Data Protection

Repeal of Hungarian Communications Act Gets Amicus Support

Open Rights Group, Privacy International and internationally renowned experts file amicus curiae briefs with the Hungarian Constitutional Court in a case to repeal the country's communications act.

Open Rights Group, Privacy International and internationally renowned scholars file amicus briefs in Hungarian data retention case

Open Rights Group, Privacy International and a group of internationally acknowledged experts filed amicus curiae briefs with the Hungarian Constitutional Court. The case has been brought by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) against two major service providers, in an attempt to force the Hungarian Constitutional Court to repeal the Hungarian Electronic Communications Act.  

United Nations creates Special Rapporteur on Right to Privacy

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age that will lead to the selection of an independent expert on privacy. With 91 NGO worldwide, HCLU called on the UN Human Rights Council in a joint statement to establish a new mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy.

More private sphere to the United Nations!

With 91 NGO worldwide, HCLU called on the UN Human Rights Council in a joint statement to establish a new mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy.

Call for Amicus Briefs in Case Against Hungary's Data Retention Law

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union is urgently seeking amicus briefs to support its case against the Hungarian data retention law. The case is currently before the country's Constitutional Court.

Call for urgent amicus briefs!

In April 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared invalid the Data Retention Directive that unified the rules of the retention of selective data by Internet and telephone services and determined the accessibility of data by authorities in the member states. Despite the content of the judgment, the Hungarian act allowing data retention is still in force. In October, 2014 the HCLU started litigation against two major service providers in order to force the Hungarian Constitutional Court (CC) to repeal the unlawful act.