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Two-Minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Personal Data Protection Law – April 2022

May 2022 – In April 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) issued a principle decision, published a public announcement and announced five data breach notifications. In addition, the Constitutional Court of Turkey (“Constitutional ...

Two-minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – April 2022

In April, the Turkish Competition Board approved 16 merger control filings and published 41 reasoned decisions. Highlights of Turkish competition law in April are the new merger control rules entering into force and the publishing of the E-Marketplace ...

Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – April 2022

The leaked Digital Markets Act. A near-final version of the EU’s Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) was leaked to the public this month. The greatly anticipated regulation reveals that there may be hefty changes in the activities of so-called “gatekeepers” ...

Setting up operations in Turkey

April 2022 – Today’s uncertainties at the European Union’s eastern border have left companies questioning the safety of their people and the continuity of their operations in that part of the world. Businesses in the IT and BPO sectors that had ...

Data Privacy Concerns in the Metaverse. May the privacy be with us!

April 2022 – All of us have concerns regarding data privacy in the metaverse. Countless questions come to mind, such as: What is the metaverse? Can a digital personality be considered as personal data? What happens if digital data is processed? In this ...

Rekabet Kurulundan Çevrimiçi Platformlara Dair Yeni Bir Karar Daha

Nīsan 2022 – Rekabet Kurumu, son zamanlarda çevrimiçi platformları daha yakından inceliyor. Kurul’un çevrimiçi platformlara dair en güncel kararı Nadirkitap hakkındaki hakim durumun kötüye kullanılmasına ilişkin. Rekabet Kurulunun kararına ...

Turkish Competition Board fines online second-hand book sales platform for abusing its dominance

April 2022 – Turkey's Competition Authority has been closely scrutinising digital platforms for some time. On 12 April 2022, the Competition Board decided unanimously that the online book sales platform Nadirkitap holds a dominant position in the market ...

The Constitutional Court of Turkey affirms the right to privacy of inmates

April 2022 – On 7 April 2022, the Constitutional Court of Turkey has concluded a case on the recording of personal letters of inmates through the Official National Judiciary Informatics System (the “System”), which is an e-justice system that covers ...

Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe - March 2022

DOJ assesses “misuse of attorney-client privilege”. The US Department of Justice has requested that Google be penalised for misusing attorney-client privilege by training its employees to include in-house lawyers in written correspondences to ...

Two-Minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Personal Data Protection Law – March 2022

April 2022 – In March 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published one decision and announced two data breach notifications. The Board also organised a seminar in March regarding smart profiling technologies, biometric ...