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MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Prof. Faruk BİLİR(Ph.D.)
Board Member
President

Prof. Faruk BİLİR(Ph.D.)

Professor Faruk BİLİR was born in 1971 in Yozgat. After graduating from Selcuk University Faculty of Law, he obtained Master and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Public Law at the same university. He began his career in 1995 as a research assistant at the Constitutional Law Department of the Faculty of Law. He served as a lecturer between the years 2001-2014 and during his last two years he has been serving as the head of the department of Constitutional Law. After this date he served as the dean of Karatay University Faculty of Law. He served as the Legal Counselor in the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in 2016.

Faruk Bilir, who works in the fields of constitutional law, political science, parliamentary law, governmental systems, human rights, has a large number of published books and articles. He can speak English. He is married with two children.

He was elected as the Member of the Board of the Protection of Personal Data by the President of the Republic of Turkey on 15 December 2016 and elected as the President of the Personal Data Protection Authority on 30 January 2017.



Cabir BİLİRGEN
Board Member
Second President

Cabir BİLİRGEN

Cabir BİLİRGEN was born in 1956 in Erzincan. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Gazi University and worked in the General Directorate of PTT as technician, engineer, administrative assistant, assistant general manager and board member respectively. Cabir Bilirgen, who also served as Minister's Adviser on Information and Communication in the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications; speaks English very well. He is married with two children.

He was elected as the Member of the Board of the Protection of Personal Data from the Justice and Development Party Group with the decision of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on October 5, 2016 and elected as the Second President of the Personal Data Protection Board on 30 January 2017.



Turan ARIK
Board Member

Turan ARIK

Turan ARIK was born in 1965 in Kayseri. He started to work as a civil servant in 1984. he served as the Director of Population and Citizenship in the provinces of Iğdır, Malatya, Kırşehir, Nevşehir and Kayseri respectively since 1999. He is married with two children.

He was elected as a member of the Board of the Protection of Personal Data from the Republican People's Party Group on 5 October 2016 by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.







Hasan AYDIN
Board Member

Hasan AYDIN

Hasan AYDIN was born in 1973 in Trabzon. He graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Theology and Anadolu University Faculty of Economics. He holds a master degree on Arts in Basic Islamic Sciences from the KTÜ Institute of Social Sciences. Hasan AYDIN is still a Ph.D. student at Ondokuz Mayıs University Social Sciences Institute Basic Islamic Sciences Department. He worked as a teacher and manager in different types of schools in Turkey and abroad between 1996-2009. He worked as an inspector in the Ministry of National Education between 2009-2015 and National Education Expert between 2015-2017. He can speak English and Arabic. He is married with two children.

He was elected as a Member of the Board of the Protection of Personal Data by the decision of the Council of Ministers on 11 October 2016.



Şaban BABA
Board Member

Şaban BABA

Şaban BABA was born in 1971 in Trabzon. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration in 1996. He holds a master's degree in Management Science from Ankara University Social Sciences Institute. He started to serve as an assistant expert in the Prime Ministry in 1997. He worked as a specialist in the Administration Development Department, the General Directorate of Legislation Development and Broadcasting and the General Directorate of State Archives. He served as Assistant General Manager in the General Directorate of State Archives of the Prime Ministry between 2009-2016. In 2008, he studied English at Exeter Academy for six months. He is married with three children.

He was elected as a member of the Board of Personal Data Protection by the President of Turkey on 15 December 2016.



İhsan Ezel BÜYÜKSEKBAN(M.D.)
Board Member

İhsan Ezel BÜYÜKSEKBAN(M.D.)

İhsan Ezel BÜYÜKSEKBAN(M.D.) was born in 1960 in İstanbul. He completed his high school education in Istanbul Kadikoy Saint Joseph French Male High School in 1979, started to study at the Faculty of Medicine of Trakya University, graduated in 1985 and received the degree of Medical Doctor. He started his career in 1985 as a doctor in the Ministry of Health. In 1989 he moved to the Turkish Pharmaceutical Sector and worked as a manager in various positions in various domestic and foreign pharmaceutical companies. He speaks English and French. He is married with two children.

He was elected as a member of the Board of the Protection of Personal Data from the Justice and Development Party Group with the decision of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on 04 January 2017.



Murat KARAKAYA
Board Member

 Murat KARAKAYA

Murat KARAKAYA was born in 1973 in Çorum. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. He completed his postgraduate degree in the field of public administration at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, University of Indiana, USA. He worked in various units of the Prime Ministry between 1996 and 2010. He served as the Director General for Press and Information and as advisor to the Prime Minister. He is married with two children.

He was elected as a Member of the Board of the Protection of Personal Data by the decision of the Council of Ministers on 11 October 2016.



Cengiz PAŞAOĞLU(Ph.D.)
Board Member

Cengiz PAŞAOĞLU(Ph.D.)

Cengiz PAŞAOĞLU(Ph.D.) was born in 1979 in Trabzon. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical-Electronics Engineering from the Gazi University respectively. He started working as an Air Traffic Controller in DHMI (State Airports Authority and ANSP of Turkey) in 2002 and he received his Air Traffic Controller licence following an air traffic training He worked as an Air Traffic Controller in Ankara ACC till 2007. Then he moved to DHMI ANS Department ATM R&D Division, and led lots of national and international R&D projects for DHMI. At the same period of time he was responsible for Navigation Aids lessons in basic ATC courses. In 2014 he was appointed as Deputy Director of Electronics Department by the decision of Board of Directors in DHMI and held this position till December 2016. He has many published scientific articles in conferences and journals. He is married with two children.

He was elected as a member of the Board of the Protection of Personal Data from the Justice and Development Party Group with the decision of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on 05 October 2016.



Vedat YILDIZ
Board Member

Vedat YILDIZ

Vedat YILDIZ was born in 1979 in Diyarbakır. He completed his primary and high school education in Diyarbakır and graduated from Near East University, Faculty of Communication Department of Journalism in 2005. He worked in Cizre Municipality Directorate of Press and Public Relations between 2005-2012. He completed his Master's Degree in Political Science and Social Sciences in Selcuk University, Department of Public Administration in 2012. He served as a counselor in the Peoples Democratic Party Group in the Parliament between the years of 2012-2016. He is married with one child.

He was elected as a member of the Board of the Protection of Personal Data from the Democratic Party of Peoples Group by the decision of the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly on 04 January 2017.