Elif Küzeci is an Assistant Professor of Public Law at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul. She holds an LL.M degree in Public Law from Ankara University in 2004 with a dissertation on “Freedom of Expression on the Internet”. She has received her Ph.D. in Public Law from Ankara University with a dissertation on “Data Protection”. She has taught the theory of state, IT law, and data protection law at the Bahçeşehir University since 2010. Between 2014 and 2016, she taught IT law as an adjunct professor at Istanbul Technical University.
Her research interests include legal aspects of the Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), transformational effects of ICTs, data protection, and surveillance. She is a former chair of the Internet Society-Turkey Chapter (ISOC-TR) and one of its founding members. In 2016, she was invited as an expert to the Turkish General Assembly’s Parliamentary Commission on the Personal Data Protection Act. Küzeci is the author of three books: Human Rights and Public Freedoms (Ankara: Turhan Publishers, 8th edition, 2019; co-author with Prof. Ahmet Mumcu), Personal Data Protection (Istanbul: On İki Levha Publishers, 4th edition, 2020), and Digital Elephant: An investigation into the intersection of information technology, the government, and the law (Istanbul: Inkilap Publishers, 2021). She has published several articles and book chapters, both in Turkish and English.