április 14, 2024

Legal background

Freedom of Expression

The MatrixHungary Truth Research Society’s online platforms (www.matrixhungary.com, www.media.matrixhungary.hu, www.matrixhungary.hu, Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, Telegram, Tiktok, Gettr, VK, and any other platforms where we will be present in the future) reflect only our opinions in every post, article, page, audio material, video, image, or anything that originates from us. We present them as opinions and not as facts. No statements of fact are made on our platforms.

The operation of our website and online platforms is ensured by Paragraph (1) of Article 61 of the Fundamental Law of Hungary:

„In the Republic of Hungary, everyone has the right to freedom of expression.”

According to Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), everyone has the right to freedom of expression.

This right includes the freedom to form opinions and the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas regardless of borders.

No one shall be harassed because of their views. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes the freedom to search for, receive, and disseminate any kind of information and ideas, regardless of borders, in oral, written, printed, artistic, or any other form of their choice.

(The protection of privacy can be expressed as an objective level of protection, which is human dignity. If an intrusion into privacy violates human dignity, then regardless of individual (subjective) sensitivity thresholds, this limitation is a violation of fundamental rights.)

Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental human rights and part of freedom of speech. The freedom of expression is the moral right for everyone to freely express their opinions.

Right to Privacy The MatrixHungary Truth Research Society is an anonymous group of friends who occasionally share their opinions on world events. We are not journalists, so we do not qualify as public figures either. Our online platforms constitute a shared personal blog. Our identities and all personal data are not public and are protected by laws regarding the protection of privacy.

Act LIII of 2018 on the Protection of Privacy: CHAPTER I – GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Purposes and Principles

Section 2: The essence of the right to privacy is that, with certain exceptions defined by law, it cannot be infringed upon against the individual’s will.

Section 7: (1) Everyone has the right to enhanced protection of their privacy, and it should only be disclosed to others at their own will or in cases defined by law.

  1. The right to respect for private life

Section 8: (1) The purpose of the right to respect for private life, in particular, is the protection of the right to use one’s name, personal data, private secrets, image and sound recordings, honor, and reputation.

(2) The violation of the right to respect for private life may involve the abuse by an individual of personal data, secrets, images, sound recordings that they wish to preserve, or the violation of honor and reputation.

(3) Personal data published on the internet can only be used with the explicit consent of the person concerned, except in cases of mandatory data processing.

  1. The right to respect for communication

Section 11: (1) Private communications made orally, in telephone conversations, traditional or electronic correspondence, or any other means of communication are protected by the right to respect for communication. The individual is entitled to enhanced protection against both traditional forms of harassment and all forms of harassment on the internet.

(2) The right to respect for communication also extends to the protection against any form of surveillance of private communication.

CHAPTER III

CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY

  1. Personality rights consequences of the violation of the right to privacy

Section 13: (1) A person whose right to privacy has been violated has the right to claim non-material damages in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Code for the non-material harm suffered.

(2) A person who suffers harm as a result of the violation of their right to privacy may, in addition to the claims specified in Section 12, demand compensation for their damages from the infringer in accordance with the rules of liability for unlawfully caused damages as stipulated by the Civil Code, as well as assert other claims determined by separate laws.

  1. Other legal consequences of the violation of the right to privacy

Section 14: A person whose right to privacy has been violated may assert other claims determined by separate laws, in addition to the personality rights claims specified in Sections 12 and 13.