Judgment concerning Hungary

Delivery of the Grand Chamber judgment L.B. v. Hungary

In the case of L.B. v. Hungary the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private and family life and the home.

The case concerned the Hungarian legislative policy of publishing the personal data of taxpayers who were in debt. The applicant complained that his name and home address had been published on a list of “major tax debtors” on the tax authorities’ website under a 2006 amendment to the relevant tax legislation.

The Court found that the amended publication scheme had been systematic, without any weighing up of the public interest in ensuring tax discipline against the individual’s privacy rights.

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