The law on private pension funds violates human dignity, personal data privacy and the right for free self-determination, the chemical industry trade union (VDSZ) has written in a submission to the Constitutional Court. The organization is asking for the court to examine the law without delay and initiate its annulment.
One requirement of the law criticized by the VDSZ is that private pension fund members have to appear in person at the Central Administration of National Pension Insurance. VDSZ President Tamás Székely thinks the aim of this method is influencing and hindering free choice.
In related news, some Hungarian private pension fund members living abroad run into obstacles when trying to make a declaration that they wish to remain members. The law allows Hungarians working or studying abroad to make a declaration at an embassy, but they have to provide proof of employment or studies. For this reason, unemployed citizens and stay-at-home mothers living abroad are being turned away by embassies. [napi.hu, index.hu]