Hungarian Government statement
There is a convergent authority showing similarities with its Hungarian counterparty in Finland (Ficora).
The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) is a convergent authority, as this statement correctly notes, but without specifying any provisions or powers to compare beyond this, the "similarities" between FICORA and its Hungarian counterpart cannot be substantiated. Convergent media authorities in Europe and elsewhere vary significantly in terms of their regulatory scope, powers and overall regulatory approach. FICORA's responsibilities extend to commercial TV and radio broadcasting (on the basis of the Act on Radio and Television Operations),33 telecommunications (Communications Market Act),34 postal services, privacy protection, data security, and some other areas of information society services specified in the Act on Communications Administration.35 FICORA does not regulate print, which are self-regulated by professional codes adopted by the Council for Mass Media,36 or public service media, which are governed by separate administrative provisions detailed in the Act on the Finnish Broadcasting Company.READ MORE