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Reflections from GDPR to Turkish Data Protection Act in the Context of Privacy Principles

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posted on 2019-01-05, 11:04 authored by Ahmet M. GedenAhmet M. Geden, Türksel Kaya Bensghir


In this paper; we put forward the key changes introduced in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework, particularly referring to its underlying privacy (data protection) principles. Besides; we examine the historical roots of the Turkish Law on Protection of Personal Data (KVKK) and its referring set of principles.The study provides a comparative analysis of the privacy principles imposed in both frameworks with their brief explanations and key aspects. Since GDPR is globally regarded as one of the newest and most comprehensive legislation in the field of data protection, we highlight the gaps and probable changes that will affect KVKK based on GDPR. The study reveals that KVKK framework lacks a fundamental principle; “Accountability” for effective implementation of data protection principles.

Editor: H. Kemal İlter, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey

Received: August 19, 2018, Accepted: October 18, 2018, Published: November 10, 2018

Copyright: © 2018 IMISC Geden, Bensghir. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.