On 12th January 2016 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Counter Terrorism Centre (TEK) and the Hungarian national security services shall not surveille citizens in their homes or in their workplaces without judicial permission. In the judgement the Court also asserted that the current Hungarian legislation, which enables surveillance based on ministerial permit, is unlawful, because it violates the constitutional right to privacy.
Eötvös Károly Policy Institutes intends to enforce this judgement with all means that are legally available. Therefore EKINT turned to the assigned ministers and waits for their response.
László Majtényi’s essay in Élet és Irodalom on 2 Februar 2018.