With its decision dated June 23, 2020, the Board extended the VERBİS registration deadline until September 30, 2020 for some companies.
Inside Turkey blog
Legal developments around Turkey
Topic: Data-protection-and-cybersecuritySubscribe to Data-protection-and-cybersecurity
Contact tracing apps: A new world for data privacy
In collaboration with the Information Technologies and Communication Authority and all mobile phone operators, the Turkish Ministry of Health has launched a mobile contact tracing app.
Details of the commercial electronic communication management system are introduced
The CMS is a tracking and notification system to be used by recipients or potential recipients of commercial electronic communications to grant or withdraw consent to receive such.
Employee data protection in the time of COVID-19
Businesses and employers must not forego the protection of the personal data of their employees in the process of taking COVID-19 measures.
Sensitive Data under Turkish Data Protection Law
Some types of personal data are defined as sensitive data in Turkish data protection legislation. As with non-sensitive personal data, sensitive data may be processed upon explicit consent of the data subject.
Outbreak of the coronavirus and personal data privacy
The CAC Circular has important data privacy implications , notwithstanding that it was issued in the context of the prevention and control of Covid-19.
New Turkish E-commerce Trust Badge in Use
The Communique on the E-Commerce Trust Badge, which has been in force since June 2017, now bears fruit: The first batch of online businesses start placing the trust badge on their websites in January 2020.
Preparation of data inventory
According to Regulation on Data Controller Registry (the “Regulation”), data controllers who are required to register with VERBİS (the data controllers’ registry system) must keep a data inventory
Data breach notification under Turkish law
Under Turkish data protection rules, data controllers (including foreign data controllers) must notify the data subjects and the Data Protection Authority (the “DPA”) as soon as possible
Turkish Data Protection Board announces extension of VERBİS registration deadline – once again
The Turkish Data Protection Board (“Board”) announced the extension of VERBİS registration deadline until June 30, 2020.