In its judgement, the Court of Justice of the European Union has declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. Based on the Directive, service providers were keeping phone records and other personal data for 6 months.
The judgment of the European Court of Justice on 8 April declared that the replacement of the institution of the data protection commissioner for the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information was unlawful. The ruling has made it clear: a two-thirds mandate does not absolve the Hungarian state from complying with European norms.
In a recent judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed that Member States should ensure for asylum seekers a dignified standard of living. The Court paid special attention to the obligation to ensure the unity of family. This rule applies also in a situation when a State does not or cannot provide assistance in kind, and decides to grant financial aid. Practical obstacles, such as the overload of the reception system, do not justify refusal of support. In Saciri case, the Court relied, inter alia, on the provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.