Facebook must provide written guarantees that it would not disclose the transcripts of users’ voice calls to third parties, or else Hungary’s data protection authority (NAIH) will ban the service provider from doing so, NAIH chief Attila Peterfalvi told MTI on Thursday. Continue reading “Authority demands Facebook guarantees to protect users’ privacy”
Finding ways to regulate the excessive power of multinational technology companies will be one of the biggest challenges of the coming decades, Justice Minister Judit Varga said at an event at the Sziget festival on Sunday.
We still have many battles to fight, Hungary’s new minister of justice, Judit Varga told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap in a recent interview. Continue reading “Justice minister: Central Europe must be respected”
The recent summit of European Union leaders was a successful one for the Visegrad Group and central Europe, the incoming justice minister told a joint session of parliament’s EU affairs and justice committees on Thursday. Continue reading “Varga: EU summitt success for the V4”
“When your closest allies and friends turn their back on you it’s time to stop and think,” Jobbik’s executive vice-president Marton Gyongyosi tweeted in reply on Saturday to Judit Varga, the state secretary for EU relations. Continue reading “Gyongyosi to Varga: Communism is over”
EPP Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber told ZDF on Friday that if he could only win the presidency of the European Commission with votes from Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, then he wouldn’t take the job. He added that he does not want to win by right-wing votes, he wants to shape the future of Europe from the middle.
Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini, author of a report critical of the state of the rule of law in Hungary approved by the European Parliament last year, addressed a demonstration against the Hungarian government’s policies organised by the Hungarian opposition in Brussels on Tuesday. Continue reading “Sargentini demonstrated with Hungary’s opposition against Orban”