Hungary scraps controversial Web tax

'Can't be introduced in current form' says Orban

(ANSA) - Rome, October 31 - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban decided Friday to shelve a proposed tax on Internet data traffic after mass protests against the plan.
    "This tax in its current form cannot be introduced," Orban said.
    Large-scale protests began on Sunday, when demonstrators hurled old computer parts at the headquarters of Orban's ruling Fidesz party.
    The draft law - condemned by the EU - would have levied a fee on each gigabyte of internet data transferred. The protesters objected to the financial burden but also feared the move would restrict free expression and access to information.
   

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