Protection of Personal Data
In the modern age, with the effect of technological developments, the data of individuals are processed on different platforms and this involves some risks. For this reason, it has become necessary to establish a legal infrastructure in order to protect personal data. As a matter of fact, with the 20th article of our Constitution, everyone’s right to demand protection of personal data is guaranteed as a constitutional right. In this context, the Personal Data Protection Law (KVKK) numbered 6698 was adopted on 07.04.2016.
The purpose of this law is to discipline the processing of personal data and to collect it unlimitedly, to make it accessible to unauthorized persons, to prevent violation of personal rights as a result of its disclosure or misuse or misuse. For this purpose, by establishing control mechanisms for the processing of personal data, it is aimed to prevent these data from being processed illegally.
The Law does not limit the processing of personal data, on the contrary, it regulates the procedures and principles for the processing of personal data in order to be more competitive in the data-based economy.
The law also stipulated administrative sanctions for those who do not fulfill their registration obligation with VERBIS.