Electronic Identity Verification in Turkey
75 Million Population
- GDC covers over 80% of the addressable Turkish adult population. 80%
Turkey recently earned a top 50 placement in Bloomberg’s Innovation Index.
Turkey has spent the better part of two decades modernizing its economy through privatization and investment in financial infrastructure. As a result, it has transformed from an agrarian- and textile-dependent economy to an emerging center for technology and electronics with a growing middle class. Its entrepreneur class is thriving, too. Turkey does not have a specific national data protection law, relying instead on a patchwork of constitutional rights and civil and criminal codes to adjudicate privacy issues. Data collectors are required to obtain consent from any subject included in their sets, and the consent must outline the general purposes for which the subject’s information might be used. Data subjects have the right, according to Turkish law, to remove their information from a commercial database. GDC covers over 80 percent of Turkey’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country Turkish partners to provide access to government and commercial sources, each of which complies fully with Turkish law.
Verifiable Data Elements in Turkey
Date of Birth
Data Sources Available for Turkish Identity Verification
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Turkey in compliance with applicable Turkish law. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.
How Global Data Consortium Works
The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise. Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.