As the importance of data increases day by day, protecting fundamental rights and freedom in this area is becoming much more significant. In this respect, data protection is one of the biggest essentials today. Turkey recently enacted a new law that primarily follows EU Directive 95/46/EC. A number of practical issues have inevitably stemmed from the application of the current rules. These issues mainly surround the processing of the special categories of personal data that are more capable of harming the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals. 

In this edition of the BASEAK Core Papers, A. Sercan Sağmanlıgil, the author, examines the concept of the special categories of personal data. Within this concept, he conducts a comparative analysis of Data Protection Law in Turkey and the GDPR. As a conclusion, he provides significant insights into how the current practical issues can be resolved by the lawmaker.

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