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FREEDOM COMMITTEE TO MONITOR RULE OF LAW GUARANTEES

 

The government set up the Digital Freedom Committee this spring, not to censor Facebook, but to monitor guarantees of the rule of law on the internet, the justice minister told a conference. Judit Varga addressed an innovation forum dubbed think.BDPST, organised for the fifth time by the Antall Jozsef Knowledge Centre.
She noted that the Digital Freedom Committee is monitoring the observance of laws on the internet, such as legislation for the protection of consumers and children. The question is whether “common” rule-of-law guarantees that exist in the offline world already exist against technology giants or whether they must be established, she added. When citizens face problems connected to their online activities, they might not be able to go to an office to address these problems because the companies in question are not necessarily restricted by borders, she said.