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Jan 20, 2021

Justice Minister raises “problematic commercial practices” of international tech companies with authority head

The minister said that with the involvement of the competition authority transparent and safe market operations should be ensured and “digital damage” prevented through all available means.

 

Justice Minister Judit Varga has met with Csaba Rigó, the head of Hungary’s competition authority, to discuss “problematic commercial practices” of international tech companies.

“Experiences from the previous period have shown on several occasions that the behavior of such giant companies are not simply violating the freedom of expression but the full prevail of consumers’ rights and fair competition too,” Minister Varga said on Facebook.

The minister said that with the involvement of the competition authority transparent and safe market operations should be ensured and “digital damage” prevented through all available means.

Minister Varga called for equal conditions of competition to be maintained, consumers’ rights to be protected and unethical market behaviour to be sanctioned in the online space, “just like in real life”.

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