Justice Minister outlines consumer protection policy priorities

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Judit Varga

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Justice Minister Judit Varga said Hungary's consumer protection policy would focus on the digital sphere, protecting children, accessibility of consumer protection mechanisms and support for uniform legal practices at a press conference, according to origo.hu.

Varga noted that her ministry earlier established a Digital Freedom Committee to ensure transparency and fair business practices online.

Digital consumer protection will be guided by the principle that what is prohibited offline, should not be allowed online, either, she added. She said consumer protection should ensure children's right, enshrined in the constitution, to protection and care necessary for their proper physical, mental and moral development.

Work is underway to reinforce the system for managing consumer complaints, while also making it more user-friendly, she added. In the interest of establishing uniform legal practices, a consumer protection roundtable will be established with government and state players, she said.

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