Who Is The Data Controller?


The data officer refers to a natural or legal person who determines the purposes and means of processing personal data and is responsible for the establishment and management of the data recording system. Legal entities are themselves “responsible for data” within the scope of their activities in processing personal data, and the civil liability specified in the relevant regulations will arise in the person of the legal entity. In this regard, there is no difference in terms of legal entities of Public Law and legal entities of private law.

According to the law, the data officer is the person who determines the purpose and method of processing personal data. In other words, he is the one who will answer the questions of “why” and “how” to do the processing activity.