Csaba Vari

Dr. Csaba Vári

Hegymegi-Barakonyi & Fehérváry Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law


Csaba Vári is the head of the IPTech Practice Group in Budapest.

With more than 20 years of experience Csaba represents Hungarian and multinational companies in many business sectors (e.g., automotive, manufacturing, bank, insurance, trade, pharma, real estate, IT) on a broad range of business law, including data privacy and cybersecurity issues, compliance investigations, whistleblowing, and different areas of digitization related matters, such as online marketplaces, connected cars, electronic signatures, social media and applications, as well as online payment services and crypto assets, NFTs.

Csaba has particularly broad experience in the field of data protection; he provides legal advice to our clients in connection with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and relevant Hungarian laws and provides complex assessments of companies' data processing activities and assists our clients in introduction of GDPR compliant data processes and policies.

Csaba also assists clients in connection with Data Subject Access Rights related matters, Intra Group Data Transfer Agreements, transfers of personal data to third countries, and assessments of legal basis for data processes (e.g., legitimate interest balancing tests, data privacy impact assessments).

Csaba assists his clients in addressing legal issues in connection with processing of consumer and employee data, and data privacy aspects of online applications.

His area of expertise includes advising on operation of surveillance systems, and preparation and operation of whistleblowing schemes. Csaba advises clients in connection with the transposition of the Whistleblowing Directive into Hungarian law.

Csaba has particular experience in the area of cyber investigations and cyber incident management.

He represents clients before the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Hungarian DPA) in connection with data breach reporting and registering Data Protection Officers.

Csaba regularly publishes articles and holds presentations and continued legal education courses in connection with legal aspects of data protection and digitization, as well as the Whistleblowing Directive and its Hungarian transposition laws.

Csaba is a member of the Budapest Bar since 2003 and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


  • Budapest~Hungary (2003)


  • Attila József University (J.D.) (1999)
  • University of Horticulture and Food Industry (BSc) (1991)


  • English
  • Hungarian