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Privacy Rights Voted In

PRIVACY LAW—TURKEY

September 13, 2010

Turkish voters on Sunday approved 26 amended articles to their constitution, including one that expands privacy rights, Reuters reports. According to the report, 58 percent voted to approve the amendments. Article 20 of the referendum makes individuals' personal information accessible only with the individual's permission or in certain legal circumstances. The changes are being called a step towards full democracy by the government, while the opposition has concerns that the changes take power away from the courts.
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