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DK CALLS ON GOVT TO STOP DATA COLLECTION THROUGH VACCINATION REGISTRATION WEBSITE

 

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to “stop data collection” through the website Hungarians can use to register for the coronavirus vaccination. DK wants to see as many people register as possible but several members of the public have told the party they were fearful of registering because the government may abuse the data collected, DK group spokesman Zoltán Varga told an online press conference. The website vakcinainfo.gov.hu gives an option on the registration form to allow data to be kept and handled in the future until permission is expressly withdrawn. Varga said many people were unaware this was optional and instead avoided registering altogether. Instead of collecting data, the government should focus on preparing for mass vaccination and reduce “shaky trust” in in the process, he said.