Turkish minister says Internet bill will protect privacy

Before the internet law was enacted on Thursday, people or companies had to wait for legal proceedings before content they considered private could be blocked.

Turkish minister says Internet bill will protect privacy
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
Turkey's Communications Minister has said that the new internet bill will enable safer use of the internet and more effective protection of privacy.  

Lutfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, spoke to the press during his visit to the southern province of Karaman on Saturday.

Elvan said that the new Internet bill, which was passed on Thursday, is no different from laws applied in developed countries.

According to Elvan, "the new law will enact a mechanism which will enable a safer use of cyberspace". He added that the government's primary motivation was to protect people's privacy in a more effective way.

"Everybody will see how free the internet will be after the law. They will see that they will be free to do anything legal on the internet," Elvan claimed.

Turkish parliament passed a bill on Thursday that allows Turkey’s Presidency of Telecommunications to block access to certain parts of websites without prior court approval.

Before the law was enacted, people or companies had to wait for legal proceedings before content they considered private could be blocked.

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