CHP takes Internet law to constitutional court

ANKARA (CIHAN)- Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) appealed to the Constitutional Court to cancel much debated Internet law.

The CHP parliamentary group deputy chairman, Akif Hamzaçebi applied to the court at around 10: 30 a.m. with a board. Since the law was on the agenda of the country, the CHP took a plain action for cancellation of the law.

The recently enacted amendments to the Internet law bestow considerable powers on the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) to block the Internet. According to the amendments, the head of the TIB will be able to block access to any content on a web portal without needing a court order if there is an invasion of privacy. In such a case, the TIB head is required to obtain a court decision within 24 hours and the court to give a verdict within 48 hours.

The head of the TIB will be able to obtain Internet traffic data only with a court order, except when there is the threat of cyber attack or viruses.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 SOURCE: CIHAN
ourt building
Explanation by Hamzaçebi

Duration: 04: 50

SOURCE: CIHAN