October 30
17:00-17:30 Welcome Reception
17:30-18:30 Opening Session – Turkey's privacy landscape: challenges and opportunities

Opening remarks by the chairs

Keynote Speeches:

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"

October 31
10:00-11:30 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

Rita di Antonio, IAPP Europe, Managing Director
David Smith, Deputy UK Information Commissioner
Florian Thoma, Siemens, Chief Data Protection Officer
Bojana Bellamy, Accenture, Director of Data Privacy

11:30-13:00 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
Güneş Koca, Board of IT and Communications, Lead IT Expert
Ahmet Türkay Varlı, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, Division Head of Data Management
David Smith, Deputy UK Information Commissioner

13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 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
Çiğdem Ayözger Önal, Turkcell, Manager of Regulations Strategies
Berna Avdan, Garanti Bankası, Legal Counsel
Bettina Kӓhler, Privcom, CEO
Seda Gürses, University of Leuven

16:00-17:00 Concluding panel

Wrap up of the panels and discussion

Moderator: Erkay Savaş

David Smith, Bojana Bellamy, Omer Tene, Nilgün Başalp, Elif Küzeci