Govt Submits Proposed Amendment To Comply With GDPR

  • 31 May 2018 7:34 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Govt Submits Proposed Amendment To Comply With GDPR
The government has submitted an amendment to the law on informational self-determination and freedom of information to harmonise legislation with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), parliament’s website said. Under the amendment, SMEs violating the regulation would be warned, it said.

According to the reasoning of the proposal, the original function of the regulation is to control multinational companies taking advantage of regulatory discrepancies between member states.

Other companies, specifically small and medium-sized enterprises, should be warned and not sanctioned when first breaching the law.

Compliance puts a substantial burden on SMEs, the proposal says, which the authorities should take into consideration.

The tasks related to the introduction of GDPR will be performed by the data protection authority NAIH.

GDPR, which entered into force on Friday, harmonises data protection regulation throughout the EU. It applies to all authorities, companies or organisations handling or using personal data of people staying in the EU.

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