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Can we record the voice of data subjects via security cameras?

March 2021 – The Turkish Personal Data Board (the “Board”) has recently published its assessment of the issue of security cameras with a voice-recording feature in a decision involving a public institution wishing to use such a system for security ...

Turkish Competition Law “102” – Introduction to the commitment mechanism for Competition Law violations

March 2021 – The commitment mechanism for violations under Article 4 and 6 of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Turkish Competition Law”) was embedded into Turkish legislation with the amendments introduced to the Turkish Competition ...

Dört Gözle Beklenen Taahhüt Tebliği’ni Sorularla Değerlendirdik

Mart 2021 – “Rekabeti Sınırlayıcı Anlaşma, Uyumlu Eylem ve Kararlar ile Hâkim Durumun Kötüye Kullanılmasına Yönelik Önaraştırmalarda ve Soruşturmalarda Sunulacak Taahhütlere İlişkin Tebliğ” nam-ı diğer Taahhüt Tebliği 16 Mart ...

The Turkish Competition Authority’s status report on mergers & acquisitions in 2020

March 2021 – The Turkish Competition Authority on its official website has recently published the annual M&A status report of the Head of the Economic Analysis and Research Department for 2020. The report provides an outline on the statistics of ...

Turkish Competition Board says “no-go” to Istanbul Container Terminal Merger

March 2021 – Following a Phase II review procedure, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) has blocked a transaction concerning the acquisition of sole control over Marport Liman İşletmeleri by Terminal Investment Limited (review launched ...

The deadline for registering with the Turkish Data Controllers Registry (VERBIS) has been postponed again

March 2021 – On 11 March 2021, the Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) announced its decision on the postponement of the registration deadline with the Turkish Data Controllers Registry (“VERBIS”) until 31 December 2021 to meet the ...

Dijital Hizmet Sağlayıcıları için yeni bir kurallar dizisi, 10 soru ile Dijital Hizmetler Yasası

Mart 2021 – 15 Aralık 2020 tarihinde Avrupa Komisyonu (“Komisyon”), sosyal medya alanlarını, çevrimiçi aracılık hizmetlerini, yer sağlama hizmetlerini ve bunun gibi Avrupa Birliği’nde faaliyet göstermekte olan diğer tüm çevrimiçi ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – February 2021

March 2021 – In early February, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) decided to launch an investigation against Philips Turkey to determine whether the company has engaged in behaviours or decisions resulting in the prevention, distortion ...

Turkish Competition Board launches sector inquiry into the online advertising sector

March 2021 – The Turkish Competition Authority (the "Authority") has announced on its official website that the Competition Board (the "Board") has initiated a sector inquiry into the online advertising sector in order to closely monitor both current ...

Another significant decision on international data transfer from the Turkish Data Protection Board

March 2021 – On 4 March 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) announced, for the second time, that it allowed the applications of a written undertaking prepared for the transfer of personal data abroad. The Board allows ...