Welcome Statement from the President Commissioner
On behalf of our country and Authority, I would like to express my pleasure to host you in İstanbul for the 44th Global Privacy Assembly next October. Our preparations continue with great excitement for the 44th GPA, which will be the first GPA event hosted by our Authority.
In the 44th GPA, we aim to highlight the importance of setting a balance between rapid technological advancements and the right to privacy, which should not be neglected in the face of such developments. Based on these two concepts, we determined the main theme of the 44th GPA as “A Matter of Balance: Privacy in The Era of Rapid Technological Advancement", where many sub-themes will also be discussed. We finalized the Open Session Programme with the recommendations of the esteemed names in the 44th GPA Programme Advisory Committee. In the Open Session, which will be held on 25-26 October 2022 in a hybrid format, we hope to have inspiring sessions as to privacy and data protection matters in the light of current developments, with the presentations of speakers who are expert in their fields and the contribution of participants from various sectors including public & private sectors, academia and NGOs.
I also wish that the Closed Session, which will take place on 27-28 October, will result in reports and decisions that will be pioneers in this field, with the contributions of all our members, including newly joined accredited members and observers.
Prof. Faruk BİLİR
Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK), Türkiye