Hungary, US conclude data exchange agreement

Issues

April Foley, US ambassador to Budapest and György Szilvásy, minister without portfolio supervising secret affairs signed an agreement in Budapest enabling exchange of information directed at screening known or potential terrorists.

The agreement, which is a prerequisite of Hungarians traveling to America without visas has to be adopted by the Hungarian Parliament. There is a five party agreement about the issue, and the vote is due before the summer break. American officials will establish a computerized system in Hungary to support the fight against terrorism, another milestone in visa waiver efforts. The agreement conforms to the Hungarian law on the protection of personal data and national security, thus only basic data, but no personal information may be exchange. In case the proportion of refused visa applications remains under 10% in October, Hungary may obtain exemption, by mid January 2009, Foley said. (Napi Gazdaság)

ADVERTISEMENT

Gen Gov't Finishes January Close to HUF 144 bln in the Red Debt

Gen Gov't Finishes January Close to HUF 144 bln in the Red

IMF Urges Hungarian Authorities to Carry out Structural Refo... Government

IMF Urges Hungarian Authorities to Carry out Structural Refo...

Futureal Integrates Commercial Development, Asset Management... Residential

Futureal Integrates Commercial Development, Asset Management...

Nyugati Renovation Continuing City

Nyugati Renovation Continuing

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.