Legally compliant whistleblowing in your company - country update in Hungary

Although the deadline has expired, no legislative proposal or other draft for transposing Directive 2019/1937/EC on whistleblowing into national law has yet been submitted in Hungary. However, Act CLXV 2013 on complaints and communications of public interest already contains provisions that the legislature will likely supplement and/or amend in the near future. As the minimum requirements defined in the directive are directly applicable, enterprises can already prepare for their own whistleblowing solutions on the basis of the directive, even if the Hungarian legislation does not yet conform to the applicable EU Directive. Hungary will presumably comply with its obligation to transpose the directive into national law in the second half of 2023.

Autor: Beatrix Fakó