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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – 17:15 | Last Updated : 16 06 2021 – 17:30

It is of great interest to everyone who will become a new internet subscriber. And it is changing, a new decision has been made. It will be free. The work will be completed within 3 months. It will not change unless otherwise requested. According to the decision published by BTK today, “Safe Internet Service Family Profile” will be applied to new internet subscribers. Family Profile works with the “banned list” method. In this method, the list of sites containing harmful content cannot be accessed. It will remain as default unless the internet subscriber changes this preference.

The Information Technologies and Communication Board has signed a new decision that closely concerns subscribers who receive internet service in Turkey. According to the decision published today on the Information Technologies and Communications Authority’s (BTK) website, the “Safe Internet Service Family Profile” will be applied by default to new internet subscribers.

According to the news of Necdet Çalışkan from Habertürk, subscribers will be subject to the “Safe Internet Service Family Profile” subscription agreement, unless otherwise requested by the subscriber. According to the news of Necdet Çalışkan from Habertürk, the work on the relevant decision of the BTK will be completed within 3 months.

The decision taken by the Information Technologies and Communications Board on June 8, 2021 and published today with the title “Setting the Safe Internet Service Family Profile for New Subscribers as Default” is as follows:

“By the operators;

1- Establishing a subscription agreement in such a way that the subscriber can benefit from the “Secure Internet Service Family Profile” free of charge, unless otherwise requested by the subscriber for new subscriptions,

2- Enabling the subscriber to change their “Secure Internet Service” preference during the subscription period,

3- Completion of the necessary works in this Board Decision within 3 (three) months

matters have been decided.”

WHAT IS A SECURE INTERNET SERVICE?

The Safe Internet Service, which started to be implemented in Turkey in 2011 and reached 7 million users in 2020, has two different profile options as “Child” and “Family”.

The Family Profile in this service works with the “banned list” method. In this method, the list of sites containing harmful content cannot be accessed. Family Profile list includes gambling, suicide, child sexual abuse, drugs, health hazards, prostitution, obscenity, racism, terrorism, violence, malware, etc. Sites with content are included.

“Game”, “Social Media” and “Chat” sites can also be optionally disabled when the Family Profile, which can be accessed through forums and sharing sites, is preferred. The profile of the sites can be inquired at guvenlinet.org.tr/sorgula. If access to “Game” sites is not requested in the Family Profile, the games that can be accessed in the “Child Profile” cannot be accessed.