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Hungary: Government publishes Decree on privacy derogations during Coronavirus pandemic

The Hungarian Government published, on 4 May 2020, Governmental Decree No. 179/2020 (V.4) ('the Decree') detailing derogations from provisions regulating data subject requests and addressing data processing activities relating to COVID-19 ('Coronavirus'). In particular, the Decree provides that with regards to data processing for the purpose of the prevention, study, and detection of Coronavirus, data controllers can suspend the fulfilment of data subjects' requests under Articles 15 to 22 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR') until the state of emergency is revoked in Hungary. Moreover, the Decree contains details on the time limit and information requirements for subject access requests. In addition, according to the Decree, data controllers may comply with applicable data subject information obligations under Articles 13 and 14 of the GDPR by publishing an electronic notice which describes the purpose, legal basis, and scope of data processing activities.

You can read the Decree, only available in Hungarian, here.