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Hungarian Criminal Code Privacy Excerpts


Violation of Privacy

Section 177

(1) The person who reveals a private secret learned by him as a result of his occupation or public mandate without good reason, commits a misdemeanour, and shall be punishable with fine.

(2) The punishment shall be imprisonment of up to one year, labour in the public interest, or fine, if the crime causes considerable injury of interest.

Illegitimate Data Handling

Section 177/A

That person handling data, who

commits a misdemeanour, and shall be punishable with imprisonment of up to one year or fine.

Misuse of Special Personal

Section 177/B

(1) The person who

 

the special data learned by him in the course of his data handling defined in the legal rule relating to the protection of personal data, commits a felony, and shall be punishable with imprisonment of up to three years.

(2) The person who illegitimately obtains special data for himself or somebody else, commits a misdemeanour and shall be punishable with imprisonment of up to two years or with fine.

Violation of the Secrecy of Correspondence

Section 178

(1) The person who opens, obtains the closed consignment of somebody else, containing a communication, for getting acquainted with its contents, or delivers it to an unauthorized person for this purpose, as well as the person who traces communication forwarded through telecommunication equipment, commits a misdemeanour, and shall be punishable with fine.

(2) The punishment shall be imprisonment of up to one year, labour in the public interest, or fine, if the crime defined in subsection (1) is committed by using an occupation or public mandate.

(3) The punishment shall be: