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No internet tax for Hungary after government yields to pressure

U-turn on unpopular proposal for tax on internet data usage 

31 October 2014, 1:47pm
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced that his government has cancelled plans to introduce a tax on data use.

The proposed tax on internet data usage, which was also criticised by the European Commission, had sparked large protests, tens of thousands strong, in the Hungarian capital Budapest and across the country since it was announced .

“If the people not only dislike something but also consider it unreasonable then it should not be done” said Orban.

A national consultation into online regulation is planned for January.