Information Law

Information Law

While technology makes most part of life easier, the large changes seen in this field open new areas to potential of crime. It has become clear computer networks and electronic data can also be used to commit crimes against the society, and therefore definition of new crime types becomes unavoidable. Many national laws and regulations as well as international agreement are implemented to conclude investigation and prosecution phases in scope of criminal law regarding actions against confidentiality of digital networks, systems and data, in order to protect the society against crimes committed in virtual environments.

Information crimes are fundamentally classified under two groups as Information Crimes and Crimes Committed through Informatics Means. Crimes committed by penetrating data and systems with data processing connections through information systems or by monitoring data through technical tools without penetrating systems comprise Information Crimes. Computers or computer-like devices like smartphones and tablets, wireless networks, communication environments like 4.5G and the electric power and information environment required to run such devices are required for Information Crimes to emerge. In addition, creation of computer programs, passwords and other codes allowing information systems to be used as tools in committing other crimes outside the scope of information crimes and making these ready to commit crimes also enter the scope of Information Crimes.

Actions accounted as Information Crimes include illegally entering and remaining in information systems, destroying, changing, disrupting data or making data inaccessible due to such reasons, placing data in the system, transferring data to other destinations, illegally monitoring data exchanges between information systems without penetrating the systems, preventing or disrupting operation of the system, using or letting other use debit or credit cards not belonging to one's-self without consent of the owner, creating fake debit or credit cards connected to bank accounts of others and obtaining such cards and using such cards.

Crimes Committed through Informatics Means mean conventional crimes committed through information technology means. Continuously increasing in number, these crimes include crimes of defamation, violation of privacy of communication and private life, monitoring and recording of communications between people, recording of personal data, theft, fraud, threats intended to create fear and panic in the society, instigation of crime, praising crime and criminals, violation of laws and incitement of society to rancour and animosity, denigration, obscenity, soliciting facilities and means for gambling, prostitution, and slander, as well as violation of pecuniary and non-pecuniary rights and related rights regarding intellectual and art works, crimes related to preparatory actions intended towards disabling protective programs, unauthorised use of signature generation data and electronic certificate fraud.

We work in informatics law in regard of blocking of access to criminal content and removal of criminal content in publications and media on the internet.

In addition, we provide our client with result oriented services with our expert attorneys acting as attorneys at law and legal counsellors in regard of preparation of necessary petitions and submission of these to relevant authorities, being present during statement takings, acting as attorneys at law for defendant and intervening parties, filing objections against objectionable decisions against the favour, and referring to appeal venues in favour of the defendant or intervening parties.

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