Jurcom and Bilin Yazılım have undertaken a pioneering project in terms of compliance with the norms introduced by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding personal data privacy. For the first time, a Turkish software product has been made compliant with the Privacy by Design (PbD) regulation, which is regulated by Article 25 of the GDPR.
Personal data-related relationships established with individuals living in EU are specifically regulated by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Businesses that do not comply with the relevant regulation face high penalties.
The GDPR regulation is not limited to the rules that must be followed in the processing of personal data received during the provision of a service or product to European Union residents. Software used in the direct or indirect collection, processing and transfer of personal data should also be planned from a personal data privacy perspective at the beginning of the project. Privacy by Design (PbD), which was regulated for the first time in the world with Article 25 of the GDPR represents an advanced level in personal data privacy at this point. Software in which the personal data of European Union residents will be processed must be produced according to PbD principles at the design stage.
Critical detail for software companies providing services to European Union residents
Jurcom and Bilin Yazılım, which carried out a pioneering study on the subject in Turkey, set an important example of GDPR compliance cooperation.
Regarding the project, Bilin Yazılım Chairman of the Board Dr. D. Zafer İnkaya: “We wanted to make our nearly thirty-five years of company experience in the field of software development more inclusive with an innovative harmonization project. With Jurcom’s expertise in global regulations, we reviewed our existing products end-to-end in terms of compliance with privacy design. We are very proud to see that with a few touches, our HUMANIST HR Management Software product can provide this harmony at high levels and the result of our meticulousness in design so far. Working with this approach in our future product projects, while they are still at the project stage, will of course move us forward in a sustainable manner worthy of the importance we attach to data privacy.” He expressed his opinions as follows.
Jurcom CEO Ali Osman Özdilek stated that, as a result of their analysis by examining the software life cycle within the scope of PbD principles for the project, they determined the compliance studies that should be done in terms of PbD in the software within the scope of GDPR m.25, and summarized the importance of the project as follows: “In the collection, processing and transfer of personal data Compliance with GDPR is a very critical topic, especially for institutions that provide services to European Union residents. At the very first step of software projects, the software must be designed to protect personal data throughout its entire life cycle, and the software architecture itself must meet privacy principles from the very beginning, from the very birth of the software. These principles are stated in Article 25 of the GDPR as Privacy by Design – Privacy by Default and represent a very advanced stage in the field of personal data privacy. In this context, we have successfully completed an exemplary study with Bilin Bilgisayar’s meticulous approach and Jurcom’s consultancy experience. In order for our software companies, especially those with similar external expansion targets, to compete in the world and stand out, it is not enough to design very good software, they also need to develop their software in accordance with the current legislation and in a way that does not pose any compliance risk.”