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European Court of Human Rights : Zöldi v. Hungary

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has delivered an interesting judgment that further clarifies the application of Article 10 the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) on the right of access to public documents containing personal data. Although the ECtHR found that the protection of personal information of grant beneficiaries constituted a legitimate aim for refusing access to such data, it emphasized that the information request by a journalist aiming to contribute to transparency in the allocation of taxpayers’ money, clearly satisfied the public-interest test. The ECtHR found that no sufficient reasons were adduced by the Hungarian authorities for refusing the disclosure of the identity of the recipients that received grants from two foundations funded by the National Bank.
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Access to public documents, public interest test, personal data, freedom of expression

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Voorhoof, Dirk. “European Court of Human Rights : Zöldi v. Hungary.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE), no. 2024–5, 2024.
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Voorhoof, D. (2024). European Court of Human Rights : Zöldi v. Hungary.
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2024. “European Court of Human Rights : Zöldi v. Hungary.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE).
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2024. “European Court of Human Rights : Zöldi v. Hungary.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE).
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Voorhoof D. European Court of Human Rights : Zöldi v. Hungary. IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE). 2024.
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D. Voorhoof, “European Court of Human Rights : Zöldi v. Hungary,” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE), no. 2024–5. 2024.
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  language     = {{eng}},
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  title        = {{European Court of Human Rights : Zöldi v. Hungary}},
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  year         = {{2024}},
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