GDPR

What is GDPR?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

  • is the strictest data protection regime in the world
  • affects every company who handles personal data of EU data subjects
  • is effective from 25 May 2018

Why does it matter?

Falling foul with the GDPR can have serious consequences to your company such as

  • fines up to EUR 20 Million or 4% of your global annual turnover
  • reputational loss
  • lack of trust towards your company

Do you need help in preparing for GDPR?
Ask our expert, dr. Anita Vereb, specialized in data protection & privacy law!

Dr. Anita Vereb - Lawyer specialized in Data Protection

"Data protection cannot be 'luxury' anymore."

Dr. Anita Vereb
Lawyer specialized in Data Protection
Data Protection Officer

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Testimonials

"Young, and dynamic team"

They easily understood what we need and delivered up to the mark. If they continue this, they will go far.

Kaizen Institute Hungary Kft.

Bessenyey Balázs
Managing Director
Kaizen Institute Hungary Kft.

"Only starting the project was hard!"

It turned out already during the preliminary discussions with SMARTLEGAL that we chose a very professional team. We received a custom-tailored GDPR documentation within the deadline, and as project closing, we could participate in an interesting on-site training!

ALBIS Plastic Kft.

Barna Lükő
Managing Director
ALBIS Plastic Kft.

"Quick, efficient and professional."

What else is expected form a legal advisor?

Business Training Associates Ltd.

Marianne Hokky
Managing Director
Business Training Associates Ltd.

"Helpful & knowledgeable."

The GDPR compliance seemed initially like a very complex and stressful project but SMARTLEGAL made the entire process very easy. I think the key contributor is their approach to really understanding their client’s business, enabling them to build a tailored solution. This was very helpful also for our American parent company who was also affected by GDPR.

The Carlstar Group Ltd.

Paul Taylor
Managing Director
The Carlstar Group Ltd.

How can we help?

GDPR Due Diligence

We make a comprehensive due diligence to assess the current state of data protection and develop an action plan to reach compliance.

GDPR Compliance

Based on the action plan we draft the policies and procedures your company needs to follow to be compliant with the GDPR.

GDPR Training

Based on the adopted policies and procedures we make a custom-tailored data protection awareness training for your employees.

5 KEY CHANGES IN DATA PROTECTION IN HUNGARY FROM MAY 2019

It is not an April’s fool joke that almost one year after the GDPR entering into force, finally the Hungarian Parliament adopted the GDPR implementation act on 1st April. The act harmonizes various areas of the Hungarian legal system with the GDPR as it will amend more than 80 legal sources. In this short article we collected the 5 most important provisions of the implementation act.

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WHY EMPLOYERS SHOULD DEFINE THE PLACE OF WORK WITH CARE IN HUNGARY? –DECISION OF THE CURIA

In a fresh judgement of the Curia the main question was how to define the working place in the labour contract. At first sight, this seems quite simple and it might be surprising why such a question needed to be decided by the highest forum. However, from our article summarizing the decisions of the Curia you will see that even a simple question can be misunderstood and can cost a fortune for the employer.

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THE FIRST CUCKOO HAS ARRIVED – HERE IS THE FIRST HUNGARIAN GDPR-FINE

The Hungarian data protection authority, the NAIH has imposed the first data protection fine in December 2018 which was based on the infringement of the GDPR. It appears that in relation with the „first cuckoo” the NAIH applied the so called „early bird” discount known as a marketing strategy. Indeed, the fine was not particularly high considering that it should be imposed because of the infringement of data subject rights. Well, let’s see the details of the case.

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