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A Comparison Between EU Directive 95/46/EC and Data Protection Legislation in Turkey

October 2016. By ELIG, Gönenç Gürkaynak, and İlay Yılmaz

Turkey's newly enacted Law on Protection of Personal Data (DP Law) is based on EU Directive 95/46/EC (the Directive). Although the DP Law is mainly based on the Directive, it is not identical and it differs from the Directive in certain points. The main difference between the Directive and the DP Law is that Directive focuses on the act of processing personal data rather than the parties to such processing, whereas the DP Law mainly provides rights and imposes obligations on the parties of a data processing act. [Continue Reading]

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