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Written By: Szabolcs Hargittay and Zsolt Füsthy

Fusthy & Manyai Law Office

Budapest, Hungary

Social media has become an everyday factor in the lives of average people. Almost everybody has at least one account in various community pages (e.g.: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). People are sharing photos, posting their opinions, making comments and “liking” each other’s posts all the time. These activities may show a lot of information about the user’s life, personality and workplace. Therefore, social media may affect the employment relationship in various ways.We would like to highlight labor and data protection law in Hungary. Two main laws apply to this issue: Act I of 2012 on the Labor Code (referred to as “Labor Code”) and Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and on Freedom of Information (referred to as: “Information Act”).

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