Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
KHK5253 Information Technologies and Law Fall 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELİF KÜZECİ
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELİF KÜZECİ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None.
Course Objectives: Internet law is highly dynamic, rapidly evolving and complex area of law. By the end of the course, students will be able to sort through such legal complexities; express the basic concepts of Internet law; become aware of the significiant impact of new information technologies(especially the Internet) both on social, political and legal discussions; develop legal argumentation in cases related to this field. This course will give also an opportunity to the students to spealiaze on such a new and arising legal issues related to Internet. Discussion and debate will play an important role in this course. By actively participating the class, students will experience to think about the solutions of today’s and tomorrow’s legal issues generating by the development of the technology.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- express the basic concepts of Internet law;
- recognize the significiant impact of new information technologies both in social and legal context
- develop legal argumentation in cases related to the Internet
- understand the importance of freedom of expression on the Internet
- define legal issues related to surveillance society

Course Content

This course is adresses wide range of legal problems related to the information and communication technologies, of which the Internet is the primary component. In this context, the course deals with the relationship between Internet, law and information society; the development of information technology and the emergence of regulation (pros and cons); privacy and surveillance in the age of Internet; debates on freedom of expression on the Internet; cybercrime; the impact of the Internet on intellectual property law and also new legal and social problems arising by social networking sites.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Inroduction: the development of information technologies and the basic terms
2) Privacy, surveillance and the Internet
3) Data Protection Principles
4) The Draft Act of Data Protection
5) Freedom of expression and the Internet
6) Law no. 5651 on the Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Suppression of Crimes Committed by means of Such Publications
7) Mid-term exam
8) Cybercrime and Internet security-I
9) Cybercrime and Internet security-II
10) Obtaining and protecting domain names
11) Electronic commerce
12) Protection of intellectual property law on the Internet
13) Social networking sites
14) Social networking sites-II
15) General assesment
16) Final exam


Course Notes / Textbooks: Elif Küzeci, Kişisel Verilerin Korunması, Ankara 2010 ISBN: 978-605-5593-23-0.

Kayıhan İçel, Yener Ünver, Kitle Haberleşme Hukuku, Basın, Radyo, Televizyon, Video, İnternet, İstanbul 2009, ISBN:978-6053-77-1.
References: Muammer Ketizmen, Türk Ceza Hukukunda Bilişim Suçları (Cybercrime in the Turkish Criminal Law),2008, ISBN: 978-605-5980-18-4;

Yaman Akdeniz, Kerem Altıparmak, İnternet: Girilmesi Tehlikeli ve Yasaktır, Türkiye’de İnternet İçerik Düzenlemesi ve Sansüre İlişkin Eleştirel Bir Değerlendirme (Internet: Restricted Access, A Critical Assesment of Internet Content Regulation and Censorship in Turkey), 2008, ISBN: 978-975-8752-65-2;

Access Denied, The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering, Roland Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain, (ed.), 2008 ISBN: 978-0-262-0245-1;

Lee A. Bygrave, Data Protection Law, 2002, ISBN: 90-411-9870-9;

İnternet ve Hukuk (Internet and the Law) Yeşim M. Atamer (ed.), 2004, ISBN: 975-6857-62-5;

Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop it, 2008, ISBN: 978-0300124873.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Midterms 1 58 58
Final 1 100 100
Total Workload 200

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Has the knowledge on the different areas of the public law.
2) Has the knowledge of legal regulations, judicial decisions and the scientific evaluations related to them.
3) Develops her fundamental public law knowledge.
4) Has the knowledge on the protection measures in the criminal procedure law.
5) Has the knowledge on the adminstrative law issues.
6) Has the knowledge on the European Union criminal law.
7) Has the knowledge on the European Union's legislation and institutions.
8) Has the knowledge on the international and comparative public law.
9) Has the knowledge on the tax law.
10) Has the knowledge on the political and juridical basis of the State.
11) Has the knowledge on the Human Rights law.
12) Establishes the relation between the public law and the other social sciences.