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Szecskay Attorneys at Law

Zoltan Balazs Kovacs

Zoltan Balazs Kovacs

Partner

Expertise

  • Employment and Labor
  • Labor Law
  • Corporate and Business
  • Internet and Cyberspace

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Activity

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WSG Main Group
Member
Compliance & Forensic Group
Group Leader
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group
Member
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member
Profile
Dr. Zoltan Balazs Kovacs primarily focuses on data protection and employment law. Zoltan supports various local and foreign companies regarding employment agreements as well as data protection issues, including data processing at work, whistle-blowing schemes, compliance with the GDPR and various sector-specific laws. He is regularly involved in drawing up data privacy policies for employers and the assessment and management of data breaches in clients' workplaces.

He is fluent in English.

Bar Admissions

Budapest Bar.

Education

Eotvos Lorand Faculty of State and Legal Sciences;
Institute of Comparative Law at McGill University in Montreal.
Areas of Practice

Corporate and Business | Employment and Labor | Insolvency | Internet and Cyberspace | Labor Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Workers Compensation

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Martonyi es Kajtar Baker & McKenzie - 2002 and 2004.
Articles

Management of Occupational Safety and Data Protection Risks Arising During Work from Home - Part 2
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, October 2020

Part 2 of this series is about data protection. In case of questions, please contact Zoltán Balázs Kovács. How do you secure data in the home office environment? What policies should be in place to secure data and devices? What does a data breach mean? Employers must comply with the principle of accountability and demonstrate compliance (including by way of applying proper internal policies). This is important also from the perspective of data security...

Management of Occupational Safety and Data Protection Risks Arising During Work from Home Part 1
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, September 2020

Part 1 of this series discusses labour law and labour safety issues. What is it that has changed regarding home office and teleworking because of Covid-19? What can we expect in the future? How can employers prepare for the “new normal” and how can employees manage things from their side? Before Covid-19, teleworking and working from home in Hungary represented a percentage of 1.2 among employees aged between 15-64, according to Eurostat...

New Job-Creating Wage Subsidy Helps Companies Rebuild in the Midst of the Pandemic-Caused Economic Crisis
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, June 2020

In its notice published on May 18, 2020, the National Employment Service (Nemzeti Foglalkoztatási Szolgálat) laid down the fundamental criteria that must be met by an applicant to be eligible for the new EU-supported wage subsidy intended to help create new jobs in Hungary in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is an enormous difference between the Kurzarbeitwage subsidy and this job-creating wage subsidy...

Blogs

The Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) II (Consultation with the Data Subjects and the DPA)
Posted on February 22, 2018
Practice Group: Technology, Media & Telecommunications - Europe

The Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) II (Consultation with the Data Subjects and the DPA)

The GDPR contains rules on when controllers are required to prepare a data protection impact assessment (DPIA), when they have to seek ...


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