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GDPR: is it legal to check on criminal records?

GDPR: is it legal to check on criminal records?

At some companies, it is not unusual to ask for a certificate of good conduct of suitable candidates regarding certain positions. These precautions might seem reasonable and appropriate but Section 10 of the GDPR clarifies in which cases the employers may request such...

Google avoided fine from Hungarian Competition Authority

Google avoided fine from Hungarian Competition Authority

Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) started a competition control proceeding against Google LLC (Google) which ended without stating an infringement but Google shall make several commitments. GVH investigated Google’s multiple commercial practices in connection with...

My employee just took a French leave

My employee just took a French leave

Nowadays, employers might hear horror stories about employees quitting and vanishing, leaving before the end of their notice period or not handing over their posts properly. What could an employer do in such situations? Save for the case of extraordinary termination...

European Commission fined companies for price fixing

European Commission fined companies for price fixing

The European Commission fined household appliance companies for over 111 million euros. The procedure was launched based on allegations that manufacturers applied fixed prices towards their online retail dealers. The European Commission investigated the behaviour of...

New act on the protection of trade secrets

New act on the protection of trade secrets

Innovative businesses are increasingly exposed to dishonest practices aimed at misappropriating trade secret, such as theft, unauthorized copying, industrial espionage or the breach of confidentiality requirements. To implement an EU Law from 2016, the Hungarian...

Life after GDPR: Hungarian Data Protection Act amended

Life after GDPR: Hungarian Data Protection Act amended

In order to comply with GDPR, the Hungarian Act on the protection of data has been amended in two steps. The first amendment dealt with the appointment of the authority and declared that it shall apply the “step-by-step” principle for imposing fines, whereas the...

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