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What is Data Protection Regulations

Recent Developments in Individual and Organizational Adoption of ICTs
Laws and regulations which make it unlawful to store or share some types of information concerning natural and legal personalities without their knowledge, open consent, or permission.
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The Impact of Data Protection Regulations on Start-Up Enterprises
Cumhur Boyacioglu (Bakircay University, Turkey) and Orkun Yıldız (Izmir Democracy University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3045-0.ch007
Information is vital for enterprises. However, the usage of information uniquely personal data leads to various legal problems. On the one side, enterprises require free and unlimited usage of personal data as much as possible for their continuity and progression. On the other side, natural and legal persons seek legal protection regarding their personal information or market position. It is challenging to find a fair and reasonable balance that can last for an extended period in such a dynamic field. This article evaluates the general tendencies concerning data usage, sharing, and protection problems considering Start-Up enterprises' situation aside from their legal form. The problems mainly arise in the fields of data protection and unfair competition. Some of the legal problems are also related to intellectual property. Instead of trying to find general and local solutions, it seems more useful to seek and find solutions that shall take the interests of various enterprises and companies from diverse sectors and legal traditions employing good practices. Of course, it is not very easy to reach solutions that will be accepted by all the related parties. The legal solutions should not constraint Start-Up enterprises' innovative progress, as well as meeting related parties' protection and fair trade expectations. Otherwise, privacy violations and abuse of competition will be inevitable.
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