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New protocol on COVID-19

With the progress of the epidemic, it became crucial to change the healthcare protocol, which determines for example who needs to be tested for the coronavirus. Here’s a brief look at how to comply with the new regulations.

Unlimited power is not the panacea

Assessment of the proposed law to extend the state of emergency and its constitutional preconditions

A carte blanche mandate for the Hungarian government with no sunset clause is not the panacea to the emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus in Hungary. We need strong rule of law safeguards and proportional and necessary emergency measures, not unlimited government rule by decree that can last beyond the actual epidemic crisis.

Coronavirus - Frequently asked questions

Our answers to the most important questions regarding the current epidemiological situation in Hungary can be found here.

Coronavirus and quarantine: What sort of measures are applied and against whom?

The National Centre of Public Health issued a comprehensive protocol at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in Hungary. We made an infographic with the most important details.

Coronavirus: legal survival kit for quarantine in Hungary

We can hear a lot about quarantine with regard to the new coronavirus outbreak (i.e. COVID-19). Whole municipalities have been already locked down by the authorities in China and Italy, but geographical quarantine is not the only epidemiological measure that can be taken by the State during an outbreak. In the present document we will review one by one how the State can limit your everyday life in case of a serious epidemiological situation.

Guidelines for ethical hackers

Benevolent hackers, who uncover vulnerabilities in the IT systems of state-owned or multinational companies for the public good, without harmful intention or financial interest, calling attention to deficiencies potentially affecting the rights and interest of thousands, often still end up being prosecuted rather than thanked. In this guide, we would like to provide advice to ethical hackers on how to avoid being reported and prosecuted. We have provided legal representation in several criminal procedures against ethical hackers, and in our experience, you, as an ethical hacker, can do a great deal to convince the court as well as the public that you acted with good intentions. If you follow our advice, it will be easier for you at court.