Hungary shelves internet tax plans following protests

The Hungarian government is shelving its plan to tax internet data transfer by the gigabyte, following protest rallies attended by thousands of concerned citizens in Budapest since last week, reports Reuters. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose ruling Fidesz party proposed the tax be levied to shore up Hungary’s budget in 2015, issued a statement on public radio saying, “This tax in its current form cannot be introduced because the government wanted to extend a telecommunications tax, but the people see an internet tax. If the people not only dislike something but also consider it unreasonable then it should not be...

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