Hungary to draft tech giant legislation after EU rules in place

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Hungary will wait until European Union rules governing big technology companies have been prepared to draft its own national legislation on the matter, Justice Minister Judit Varga said at a talk hosted by the 21st Century Institute streamed on Facebook on Tuesday.

"When European Commissioner [for Internal Market] Thierry Breton came to Hungary...he said he knows we've taken very good steps in the right direction, but the French also said we should wait for regulations from Brussels and afterwards legislate the appropriate national regulation, and we see eye to eye on that matter," Varga said.

She said rules for tech giants the European Commission is shaping are moving "in the right direction", adding that they include "general rule-of-law guarantees, processes of appeal, the establishment of ties and a legal authority".

Varga had said in January that her ministry hoped to submit a bill on tech giants to lawmakers in the spring.

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