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Budapest District Election Office Files Complaint over Alleged Voter Data Abuse

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.09.10.

The election office of Budapest’s Józsefváros district has filed a complaint with the national data protection authority over alleged abuse of voter data and illegal acts in connection with the local elections, the office said on Tuesday.

The complaint has been filed after a report in Monday’s edition of pro-Fidesz daily Magyar Nemzet showing photographs that allegedly prove that representatives of the opposition alliance had prepared unlawful lists based on the opposition candidates’ voter recommendation slips.

According to the paper “it is suspected that the opposition records the personal data voters provided on recommendation sheets which is unlawful, as it is also unlawful to copy these sheets”.

The Fidesz-led district’s election committee has asked the data protection authority to conduct an investigation.