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Joint letter: Hungarian govt’s decision to limit GDPR rights is disproportionate and unjustified

Civil society organisations call on the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) to analyse the Hungarian Government Decree suspending the application of certain rights provided for under the GDPR and advise the European Commission in their consideration to launch an infringement procedure.

How not to commit “scaremongering”?

Sharing true facts or your opinion is not a crime. In this factsheet we've gathered what to keep in mind when discussing Covid-19 issues.

HCLU released its report on 2019 elections

One of the key lessons of the report is that the legislators are currently not interested in establishing a fair and just electoral system.

Research on the obstruction of the work of journalists during the coronavirus pandemic in Hungary

In April 2020, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) published a research report examining the relationship between independent media and public authorities during the coronavirus pandemic in Hungary.

UN experts urge end to restrictions on persons with disabilities

Hungary’s laws, policies and practices which often result in persons with disabilities being placed under guardianship, and in many cases being institutionalised, are grave and systematic violations of their rights, UN experts have found after an extensive inquiry.

Joint civil society statement: States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health emergency that requires a coordinated and large-scale response by governments worldwide. However, States’ efforts to contain the virus must not be used as a cover to usher in a new era of greatly expanded systems of invasive digital surveillance.