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“Phase I” of the Child&Youth Privacy Program Closure - Privacy & Safety Event

“Phase I” of the Child&Youth Privacy Program Closure - Privacy & Safety Event

This evet is an invite only, organized by BILGI IT Law Institute & Facebook

Date: December 7, 2020

Time: 14:00 - 17:25 (Turkish Time)

What are we doing?

As Facebook and Istanbul Bilgi University IT Law Institute, we have been working together on Privacy Programs since the beginning of 2020. Throughout this program, our main goal was to assess the privacy understanding of various segments of the society and provide them with informatory and empowering tools and documentation. With this in mind, we prepared three booklets, one for children, one for youth and one for parents/adults, and tried to explain what privacy and safety online means, and what solutions and tools one have when they encounter a problem. In order to present these booklets, and host a closing event that focuses on various privacy and safety subjects, we are aiming to host a half day long event series.

Why are we doing this?

Throughout the world, the discussions around privacy and safety online are becoming more crucial and institutions are expected to do their best around these key areas. As FB and BILGI IT Law Institute, we aimed to make sure that we provide the necessary information and tools for the wider users. With this event, we want to take this effort one step further and enable a deeper level discussion with policy stakeholders, academics and relevant NGOs.

14:00 - 14:15  Welcome Speech and Overview

Overview of the proactive regulation program and our local Privacy Program in Turkey named “Kişisel Verilerin ve Mahremiyetin Korunması Programı” 


Leyla Keser Berber & Mehmet Bedii Kaya, IT Law Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University 

Çağatay Pekyörür, Head of Public Policy, Facebook 

14:15 - 14:35 Privacy Principles and Young People’s Experiences at Facebook 

Overview of Privacy at  Facebook 

Overview of Privacy Principles at Facebook

Moderator: Ayça Atabey, IT Law Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University

Speaker: Ololade Shyllon, Privacy Policy Lead, Middle East Africa  

14:35 - 16:05 Protecting Young People’s Online Experiences - 45min

Online Safety at Facebook (20 min)

Overview of online safety policy and programs in Middle East and Africa  

Speaker: Sylvia Musalagani, Safety Lead Middle East and Africa

Cyber Risks & Threats and Online Child Safety (20 min)

Discussion of the future of online child safety in line with the current and emerging issues regarding cyber risks and threats

Moderator: Leyla Keser Berber, IT Law Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University


Dave Miles, Director Safety Europe Middle East Africa. 

Murat Lostar, Lostar Information Security, CEO

Nurseli Tamer, Board Member, SENG Europe  

10 mins Q&A 

16:05 - 16:20 Turkish Coffee Break and Music

16:20 - 17:10 Policy and Regulatory Session  (20 min)

Existing Approaches to Regulation and Trade-offs presentation & discussion


Discussion on key principles to regulate children online experiences

Moderator: Mehmet Bedii Kaya, IT Law Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University


Özlem Tunçak, Ombudsman Institution  

Cennet Alas Şekerbay, Deputy Head of Data Management Department, Child Commission Coordinator, Turkish Data Protection Authority

10 mins Q&A   

17:10 - 17:15 Virtual Turkish Delight Closure


For more information: itlaw@bilgi.edu.tr