Blog: A Fine of 40 Million HUF for the Scientology Church Because of Unlawful Data Management - 2017-10-22

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F0.png A Fine of 40 Million HUF for the Scientology Church Because of Unlawful Data Management October 22, 2017, Peter Nyiri, The Sea Organization

The Church of Scientology of Budapest, Hungary was closed off with police cars and cordons last Wednesday. There were police standing in front of the headquarters, and the investigators were going in and out. About thirty more locations were searched nationwide.

The National Data Protection and Information Authority has been investigating since December last year because of the fact that more people complained: the rights of the Scientologists' data management practices could have been compromised.

A few days later, due to illegal data handling, the National Institute of Data Protection and Information (NAIH) imposed the maximum 20-20 million HUF (USD 250,000) fines on data processing for the Church of Scientology of Hungary and the central organization of the Church, announced the president of the authority on Friday's press conference in Budapest.