Bill Allows Hungarian Courts To Block Websites

  • 4 Jun 2013 9:00 AM
Bill Allows Hungarian Courts To Block Websites
Courts may order that data on foreign-based computer servers be inaccessible temporarily or definitively under a bill passed Monday by Parliament’s governing majority. The bill, initiated by the government, states that the number of crimes perpetrated on the internet is on the rise and that children are particularly vulnerable.

The government initiated the change in an effort to prevent the sexual exploitation of minors.

If a court orders a foreign website to be blocked, implementation of the order would be carried out by authorities in the country where the headquarters or registered offices of the servers are located.

Hungary agrees to reciprocal action if a Hungarian court so authorises.

The measure is to enter into force on July 1, but the legal regulation allows for a six-month grace period.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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