DATA PROTECTION IN TURKEY (III) – THE LAW ON THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA – PRINCIPLES

In our previous article, we explained the purpose and scope of The Law on The Protection of Personal Data (“LPPD”) and the role of Turkish Data Protection Authority in protection of personal data (Please see…) and the definitions of some concepts in the Law (Please see…). In this article, we explain the key principles for processing of personal data in Turkey.

Policies and regulations relating to the protection of personal data in Turkey have been implemented in the light of international policies and regulations, especially in accordance with GDPR. Therefore, the key principles followed up for the protection of personal data in Turkey correspond to principals internationally accepted. The principles included in LPPD are as follows:

i. Lawfulness and conformity with rules of bona fides.

ii. Accuracy and being up to date, where necessary.

iii. Being processed for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes.

iv. Being relevant with, limited to and proportionate to the purposes for which they are processed.

v. Being retained for the period of time stipulated by relevant legislation or the purpose for which they are processed.

The  principles above shall be complied within the processing of personal data.

In our next article, we will explain the conditions for processing of personal data. (Please see…)

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