Doç. Dr. Mehmet Bedii Kaya
Bilişim Hukuku

Dr. Mehmet Bedii Kaya, Associate Professor of IT Law

Istanbul Bilgi University IT Law Institute

Bedii Kaya

I am associate professor of IT Law at Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law.

I hold LLB from Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law, LLM in Internet Law from Istanbul Bilgi University and PhD in Law from the University of Nottingham (UK) School of Law.

My expertise covers a wide range of IT law matters. My principal research interest lies in the fields of Internet law, cyber-security law, data protection law, digital forensics, with a particular focus on the correlation between technology and law. My research interests currently revolve around law, governance and ethics, in particular the role law and technology play in data analytics and emerging technologies.

In the area of Internet law, I have a special research interest and expertise on intermediary liability, Internet content regulations, deep packet inspection (DPI) technologies, and digital surveillance in general.

I currently head up IT Law research team at Istanbul Bilgi University IT Law Institute which is also a member of Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers (Network of Centers).

Areas of Supervision

  • Internet Law
  • Cybersecurity Law
  • Digital Forensics
  • Mass and Targeted Surveillance
  • Electronic Communication Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of AI, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Automation


  • Internet Law
  • Cybersecurity Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Electronic Commerce Law

Selected Publications

  • Mehmet Bedii Kaya “Self-Disclosure or Burying the Evidence Dilemma: A Legal Review of the Data Breach Rules under the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law” 70 Annales de la Faculté de Droit d’Istanbul 1, 10.26650/annales.2021.70.1305.
  • Mehmet Bedii Kaya “The regulation of Internet intermediaries under Turkish law: Is there a delicate balance between rights and obligations?” (2016) 32 Computer Law & Security Review: The International Journal of Technology Law and Practice 759, doi: 10.1016/j.clsr.2016.05.005.
  • Leyla Keser & Mehmet Bedii Kaya “NoC Internet Governance Case Studies Series: Turkish Internet Improvement Board” (2014) The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC).
  • Mehmet Bedii Kaya “The Legitimacy of Preferential Procurement and International Competition under the Turkish Public Procurement Law” (2012) 5 Law and Justice Review 121.