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Principle decision about the personal data of third parties illegally provided by data subjects

January 2021 – The Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) has published on December 22, 2020, a Principle Decision (the “Principle Decision”) on the personal data of third parties illegally sent by data subjects to data controllers upon the ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – December 2020

January 2021 – The year 2020 was a very interesting year for all of us, for obvious reasons. We hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a happy 2021. In 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (the “Authority”) concluded ...

Avrupa Komisyonu’nun Dijital Pazarlara İlişkin Sunduğu Teklif: 8 Adımda DMA Ne Öngörüyor?

Ocak 2021 – Bir süredir beklenen Dijital Pazarlar Yasası (Digital Markets Act, “DMA”) taslağı 15 Aralık 2020 tarihinde yayımlandı. Teklifin getirilme amacı Avrupa Birliği’nde, iç pazarda, dijital pazarların “adil ve rekabetçi” ...

The WhatsAppocalypse continues: Turkish Data Protection Authority initiates an investigation against WhatsApp

January 2021 – After the Turkish Competition Board announced the launch of an ex-officio investigation against WhatsApp and Facebook on 11 January 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (the “Authority”) had announced that it would ...

UK-Turkey Free Trade Agreement: Key Points Guide

January 2021 – On 28 December 2020, the United Kingdom and Turkey concluded a Free Trade Agreement (the “FTA”) to ensure the continuity of their trade following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (“EU”).[1] It was estimated ...

The WhatsAppocalypse: Turkish Competition Board launches in-depth investigation against Facebook and WhatsApp

January 2021 – The Turkish Competition Board (“the Board”) announced on its website on 11 January that it has launched an ex-officio investigation into the privacy practices of social media giant Facebook and its messaging and online messaging platform ...

Non Bis In Idem: How Will Competition Law in Turkey Be Shaped?

December 2020 – The case in question dates back to 2017. In its decision dated 25 October 2017, the Turkish Competition Board (the "Board") ruled against the company Mey İcki San. ve Tic. A.S. which is the Turkish subsidiary of Diageo plc (“Diageo”) ...

How did BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW “jump the gun” in Turkey?

December 2020 – The Turkish Competition Board has recently given its approval to the unnotified transaction concerning the establishment of a joint venture (i.e., IONITY Holding GmbH & Co.KG (“IONITY”)) by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – November 2020

December 2020 – In November, the most important development in Turkish competition law news was the publication by the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) of its draft “Communiqué on Commitment to be Submitted in Preliminary Investigations ...

Non Bis In Idem: Rekabet Hukuku Uygulaması Nasıl Şekillenecek?

Aralık 2020 – Bu yazımızda incelememizin konusu, Mey İçki San. ve Tic. A.Ş.’nin (“Mey İçki”) votka ve cin pazarlarında hâkim durumunu kötüye kullandığı iddiasına yönelik alınan 25.10.2017 tarihli Rekabet Kurulu (“Kurul”) ...