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Hungary

National Legal Instruments Concerning Protection of Personal Data

Acts, Regulations, Code of Conducts, Code of Practices and interesting Court Statements concerning Data Protection in Hungary.

  • The Constitution of the Republic of Hungary (art. 59)
Article 59
(1) In the Republic of Hungary everyone has the right to the good standing of his reputation, the privacy of his home and the protection of secrecy in private affairs and personal data.

(2)  A majority of two-thirds of the votes of the Members of Parliament present is required to pass the law on the secrecy of personal data.
  • The Act No. LXIII of 1992 on the Protection of Personal Data and Disclosure of Data of Public Interest (last amendment: 13. 07. 1999) [http://www.obh.hu/adatved/indexek/AVTV-EN.htm]
  • Act CXIX of 1995 on the Use of Name and Address Information Serving the Purposes of Research and Direct Marketing [dmtv-en.htm]
  • Unjustified Data Handling and Misuse of Special Personal Data in the Criminal Code [btk-en.htm]
  • Statement of the Constitutional Court concerning protection of personal data: Decision 15/1991: 13 April 1991 on the Use of Personal Data and the Personal Identification Number [91-15.htm]
  • Commission Decision of 26 July 2000 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequate protection of personal data provided in Hungary (notified under document number C(2000) 2305) (2000/519/EC) [hungaria.pdf]
  • Act XL of 2001 on Communications [Act XL of 2001]


  The administrator of this web site is:
Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data
ul. Stawki 2; PL-00-193 Warszawa
Phone: +48 (22) 531 03 00, Fax: +48 (22) 531 03 01, e-mail: kancelaria@giodo.gov.pl