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Szecskay Attorneys at Law

Zoltan Kovacs

Zoltan Kovacs



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

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WSG Main Group
Compliance & Forensic Group
Group Leader
Technology, Media & Communications Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Dr. Zoltan Kovacs is a partner at Szecskay Attorneys at Law. His primary focus area is data protection, with a special emphasis on the GDPR. Dr. Kovacs supports various local and foreign companies regarding data protection issues, including data processing at work, whistle-blowing schemes, GDPR and trainings. Currently, he is involved in a number of data protection audits supporting clients with GDPR and compliance.

He is a true ambassador of GDPR and the author of a blog on this topic.

Bar Admissions

Budapest Bar.


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.

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...

What can UK-Based (Re)Insurers Currently Providing Cross-Border Services in Hungary do to Prepare for the End of the Implementation Period Set in the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement?
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, April 2020

How can UK-based insurance companies providing cross-border insurance services to Hungary prepare for 1 January 2021 (i.e...

Summary of the Statement of the European Data Protection Board on the Processing of Personal Data in the Context of the Pandemic
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, April 2020

With respect to the situation caused by the pandemic and its possible data protection impacts, please find below a summary of the statement of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) on the processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, issued on 19 March 2020. The EDPB starts by emphasizing that “[d]ata protection rules (such as the GDPR) do not hinder measures taken in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic...


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