Opening Session – Turkey's privacy landscape: challenges and opportunities
Opening remarks by the chairs
Leyla Keser Berber, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law, "Draft Turkish DPA and Its Importance in Terms of the Global Competitive Power of Turkey"
Yüksel Hız, Ministry of Justice, Head of General Directorate of Law, "Turkey’s New Data Protection Act"
Panel 1: Establishing a privacy program: introducing accountability
The role of a privacy professional in a global organization; the role of the data protection authority in advancing, enforcing and educating about privacy law
Moderator: Omer Tene, Managing Director of Tene & Associates
Panel 2: Privacy and Public Authorities in Turkey
Introduction of the data protection act by the Ministry of Justice; discussion about the preparation of the data protection act by the Ministry of Justice as well as the engagement of sector-specific authorities such as the BDDK, BTK, and Ministry of Health; feedback from the UK regulator.
Moderator: Elif Küzeci, Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Law
Mustafa Taşkın, Ministry of Justice, General Directorate of Law, Division Head
Panel 3: Privacy and Business in Turkey
Privacy and data security in Turkish businesses in the absence of a data protection statute; challenges for Turkish businesses active in the international arena; preparations for implementation of the new legislation.
Moderator: Nilgün Başalp, Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law
Buğra Karabey, Microsoft Turkey, National Technology Officer
Wrap up of the panels and discussion
Moderator: Erkay Savaş
David Smith, Bojana Bellamy, Omer Tene, Nilgün Başalp, Elif Küzeci