7 April Data Protection Day

April 7, 2021

WHAT IS LPPD?

Disciplining the data and protecting it according to fundamental rights and freedom is called the Law on the Protection of Personal Data.

In this context, the Law on the Protection of Personal Data number 6698, which was accepted on 24 March 2016, has gone into force by being published in the Official Gazette dated 7 April 2016. In this direction, it is aimed for personal data, rights, and freedom to be protected.

PURPOSE OF LPPD

This law was adopted to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms in processing of personal data, mainly the privacy of personal life and to regulate the obligations of natural and legal entities that process the personal data and the principles and procedures that they will conform to.

IMPORTANCE OF LPPD

LPPD, which aims to ensure data security, also functions as a legal regulation. Rules of the law must be accepted and individuals must act in accordance with the law. Most important of them all, the law must always be up-to-date and correct.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE LPPD?

Provisions of this Law apply to natural entities whose data gets processed, natural or legal entities that completely or automatically process personal data, and natural or legal entities that process personal data as part of any data recording system even it is not done automatically.

WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?

All kinds of private information belonging to natural entities is personal data. Information such as the name, surname, e-mail addresses, T.R. Identity Number, phone number, etc. that you have shared is personal data.

Sensitive personal data is the information of a person regarding their origins, race, sect, ideas, philosophy, religion, health, gender, appearance, in short the data about their life.

Our personal data is important every day, not one day.

Personal Data Protection Authority