Hungary Internet Tax: Hungary will scrap plans to tax internet traffic after widespread protests

Hungary will scrap plans to tax internet data traffic after widespread protests, according to Prime Minister Viktor Orban. For the past week, thousands of demonstrators have gathered outside the headquarters of Orban’s Fidesz Party to oppose the measures, in scenes reminiscent to Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution this year. Protesters claim the new tax could lead to online censorship and more restricted access to the internet for some. After EU warnings the levy was a mistake, Orban was forced to back down.

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lock / December 9, 2014 /

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