Dear Bilkent University Members,

Library is very pleased to invite you to attend the first Library Lunchtime Lecture of the academic year 2022-23.

Title: Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Can Aksoy, Faculty of Law
Place: Art Gallery, Main Campus Library, Bilkent University
Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Time: 12.30-13.20.

Abstract: In digital economy, data is regarded as the new oil. It is not only invaluable for the states in their endeavour to maintain national security and to prevent crimes, but also enterprises rely on personal data to maximize their volume of business and profits. However, free and unlimited access to personal data constitutes a threat to the data owners.
With a special focus on Turkish law, the Lunchtime Lecture will address the need and legal tools for protecting privacy and personal data in the digital age.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Can Aksoy is a graduate of the Bilkent University Faculty of Law. He holds a master’s degree from Ankara University and a PhD from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. In 2017 he received an Outstanding Young Scientist Award (GEBİP) from the Science Academy of Turkey and a Young Scientist Award (BAGEP) from the Science Academy. In 2022, he was honoured with the Distinguished Teaching Award by Bilkent University. Currently, he is a faculty member and associate dean in the Faculty of Law and co-director of Bilkent’s Law and Economics Implementation and Research Center. He has published three books, several articles and chapters in national and international journals, books and encyclopedia. His inter-disciplinary research and publications focus on data protection law, economic analysis of civil law, international and European contract law, and law of obligations.

The lecture will be in English.

Lunchtime refreshments will be supplied.

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Best Regards,
Bilkent University Library