Excercising Access Rights in Hungary

TitleExcercising Access Rights in Hungary
Publication TypeBook Chapter
AuthorsSzékely, I., and Beatrix Vissy
EditorsNorris, Clive, Paul de Hert, Xavier L’Hoiry, and Antonella Galletta
Book TitleThe Unacountable State of Surveillance: Excercising Access Rights in Europe
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
ISBN Number978-3-319-47571-4
Publisher linkhttp://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319475714

This chapter outlines the experiences of attempting to exercise one’s right of access in Hungary. Using rich, ethnographic examples, this chapter tests how easy or difficult it is for a data subject based in Hungary to obtain their personal data, firstly by locating the required information about organisations and their data controllers and secondly by submitting subject access requests to these organisations. The chapter reflects on the differences (if any) between public and private sector organisations in the process of responding to access requests as well as the role of the national Data Protection Authority in Hungary.

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