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Cybercrime policies/strategies

The Hungarian Government adopted three strategic documents that has relevance to cybercrime and cybersecurity since 2013:

  • Government Decision No. 1163/2020. (21 April 2020) on Hungary’s National Security Strategy
  • Government Decision No. 1139/2013 (21 March 2013) on the National Cybersecurity Strategy of Hungary)
  • Government Decision No. 1838/2018. (28 December 2018) on Hungary's Strategy for Network and Information Systems Security

Note: the 2018 NIS strategy has dedicated tasks regarding cybercrime. However, the 2020 National Strategy and the 2013 Cybersecurity Strategy mostly deal with cybersecurity and not dedicatedly cybercrime.


These documents were elaborated bearing in mind the international examples and the importance of international involvement as well as the trends and challenges, thus they provide a suitable strategic framework for domestic cooperation and coordination as well as for international cooperation (primarily within the framework of UN, NATO, EU, Council of Europe). These strategic documents dedicate an important role to the issue of cybersecurity, and they treat the action against cybercrime by focusing on the tasks of guaranteeing secure online environment

Specialised institutions

  • Specialised units of the Police
  • National Cyber Security Centre (includes the National Electronic Information Security Authority, the GovCERT-Hungary and a unit that is responsible for the security management and vulnerability assessment)
  • National Crime Prevention Council
  • Counter Terrorism Centre
  • National Media and Infocommunications Authority
  • National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • National Directorate General for Disaster Management (critical infrastructure protection)

Jurisprudence/case law

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