In the lengthy list of the Hungarian government's sins that led the European Parliament to launch disciplinary proceedings earlier this month — an unprecedented step — lurked multiple offenses on the privacy and data protection fronts. On Sept. 12, the European Parliament for the first time invoked Article 7 — intended to deal with member states that seriously and persistently breach EU values of the Treaty on European Union. What does that mean for data protection? It's technically possible, for example, that Hungary could end up having no say in issues such as the upcoming ePrivacy Regulation, but data protection lawyers in Hungary are not terribly concerned. David Meyer has the story for The Privacy Advisor.
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