Data Controllers’ Registry (VERBİS)
Data Controllers' Registry or VERBİS is a publicly available database kept by the Data Protection Board (the “Board”), the decision-making body of the Turkish Data Protection Authority (the “DPA”). Unless exempt from the requirement, all data controllers (individuals and legal entities) who process personal data in Turkey must be recorded with VERBİS prior to processing any personal data. The majority of data controllers must register by the end of this year. However, there are certain actions to be taken by the data controllers that must be taken into consideration to avoid any delays and possible penalties by the DPA.
Data controllers that fail to fulfil this obligation may be subject to an administrative fine in an amount between TL 20,000–1,000,000 (approx. US$3,600-180,000).