Privacy by Design & Privacy Impact Assessment Analysis

Personal data privacy and security refers to the relationship between data and data processing. Since this information, whether general or special categories of personal data, is sensitive in nature, there are various legal and political issues related to the control and sharing of the relevant data. Especially when personal data regulations are analysed, it will be seen that such legislation is both retrospective and constantly changing and evolving. Therefore, compliance with the relevant legislation requires organisations to constantly re-evaluate their internal and external practices, approaches and perspectives when faced with these challenges.
Due to technological developments, the potential for processing personal data rapidly by all kinds of methods is increasing day by day. Although regulatory legislators and enforcement authorities provide guidelines on personal data processing practices, the regulations are often insufficient to address all scenarios. Therefore, small businesses and organisations without existing compliance infrastructure are unable to quickly access guidance on personal data security and information privacy. With the consultancy services we provide as GRC LEGAL, we strive to establish a culture of confidentiality and privacy in institutions, regardless of whether they are large or small, in order to ensure the highest possible level of compliance within the living legislation and to minimise the risk. In this context, by analysing the internal processes and conducting a privacy impact assessment study, we work on taking process-based open doors; We work on a general reputation privacy fiction, not according to individual-based incidents.
Special Regulations + Implementation and Harmonisation
Today, the scope of personal data processed by electronic means varies greatly. In addition, the processing characteristics that must be complied with under the relevant legislation may differ for each type of data collected and the method of collection. For example, while the collection of health information, one of the categories of special categories of personal data, requires compliance with the Ministry of Health and the relevant legislation, an educational institution that processes general categories of personal data will have to comply with the legislation of the Ministry of National Education, and a company active in the energy sector will have to comply with the practices of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority at the same time. Companies should establish a reasonable benefit-benefit balance between the rights of website users and visitors, especially for the need to collect data within the scope of strategic marketing activities and product and service marketing processes. In this respect, as GRC LEGAL, we take into account the special nationalities that may create a conflict of legislation by considering this balance of interests in our personal data protection compliance studies.
As a result of these studies, a ‘Privacy Impact Assessment’ report will be prepared for the Company based on the risk analysis and current situation assessment process. With this Report;
  • Establishing data category definitions of natural person data, including data derivatives outside the Company’s commercial activities, and determining the Data Inventory,
  • Establishing documentation and processes in accordance with different procedures and principles that need to be observed in detail within the framework of KVKK compliance, such as Data Transfer, which is a sensitive application in addition to data processing, that is, the sharing of data with units within the Company (or country) and outside the Company (or country), and
  • It is aimed to eliminate possible risks and penalties by continuing to work in this direction (audit, sustainability, restructuring, etc.) and to prevent risks that may result in violations and sanctions for the Company against the current situation.