Data protection focuses on personal data from a legal perspective. Personal data is any information relating to identified or identifiable natural persons.
The manager of personal data can be a natural person, a legal person or any other organization without restriction. Taking into account the exceptionally wide scope of personal data and the fact that basically anyone can be a data manager, we can declare that all companies have to face a potential obligation of complying with data protection law requirements.
Based on the Information Act currently in force, the cap on the fine that may be imposed in the case of a data protection infringement is 20 million forints, which will increase substantially upon the entry into force of the new data protection regulation (GDPR) in May of 2018.
Our employees specializing in data protection are experts qualified and have extensive experience also in competition law, intellectual property, corporate, labour and economic law. A data protection infringement may have significance in other fields of law also; be it civil law in which the right to the protection of personal data qualifies as a specified right relating to personality or criminal law. A violation of a specified right relating to personality committed together with a data protection infringement may imply parallel data protection law and civil law sanctions. In criminal law, an abuse of personal data qualifies as a crime. If the data protection authority identifies a grounded suspicion of commitment of a criminal act during a procedure, it will initiate a criminal procedure.
Data protection related non-compliance may have a serious risk formulated in various branches of law, which may, in certain cases, arise parallelly in the efficient management of which you may rely on the expertise of our legal team.
In relation to the ensuring of compliance with data protection law requirements, we provide the following services:
1.Data protection due diligence and recommendations
2.Data protection documentation
3.Representation in procedures
In the case of any abuse of personal data:
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