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Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish Data Protection Law – April 2021

May 2021 – In April 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published significant decisions regarding a lawyer’s position vis-à-vis third parties and data protection, as well as on the obligations relating to the transfer ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Board evaluates obligations arising from the transfer of assets

May 2021 – The Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) has evaluated the enforcement of Personal Data Protection Law No 6698 (the “Law”) in relation to health data processed by workplace doctors transferred as part of an asset transfer ...

Amendments to Turkey’s Petroleum Market License Regulation

May 2021 – The Turkish Energy Regulatory Authority, EMRA, has amended the Petroleum Market License Regulation (“Regulation”) with its regulation regarding the Amendment on the Petroleum Market License Regulation published in the Official Gazette ...

Review of a Decision of the Turkish Data Protection Authority which included an Evaluation regarding a Lawyer

May 2021 – In a recently issued decision, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) evaluated a lawyer’s position in a case where a bank (the “Bank”), acting as a data controller, transferred its customer's data to its contracted ...

Turkey’s energy regulator amends Principles and Procedures on the Determination of Licensed Areas of Electricity Generation Facilities

April 2021 – The Turkish Energy Regulatory Authority, EMRA, has amended the Principles and Procedures on the Determination of Power Plant Areas of Electricity Generation Facilities Subject to Pre-License and License in the Electricity Market (“Principles ...

Turkish law acknowledges cryptocurrency but bans its use for payments. What’s next?

April 2021 – On 16 April 2021, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (“CBRT”) published the Regulation on the Prohibition of Crypto Assets to be used in Payment" (“Regulation") in the Official Gazette (no. 31456). The Regulation, which takes ...

Rekabet Kurulunun İşgücü Piyasasına Yönelik Olarak 32 Teşebbüse Karşı Soruşturma Açma Kararı Büyük Yankı Uyandırdı

Nisan 2021 – Rekabet Kurumunun 20 Nisan 2021’de internet sitesinde yayımladığı duyuru büyük ilgi uyandırdı. Duyuruya göre Rekabet Kurulu işgücü piyasasına yönelik centilmenlik anlaşmaları nedeniyle 32 teşebbüs[1] hakkında soruşturma ...

Public consultation on amendments to Turkey’s Electricity Market Capacity Regulation

April 2021 – The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority, EMRA, has recently opened a draft amendment to the Electricity Market Capacity Regulation (“Draft Amendment”) for public consultation. The current Electricity Market Capacity Regulation ...

New Guidelines on Scientific Meetings and Product Promotion Meetings on Electronic Platforms for the Turkish healthcare sector

April 2021 – On 14 March 2021, the Turkish Medicine and Medical Devices Authority (“TITCK”) issued the Guidelines on Applications for Electronic Scientific Meetings and Electronic Product Promotion Meetings (the “Guidelines on Electronic Meetings”). ...

The Board Strikes Back: Another record-breaking fine imposed on Google

April 2021 – Following its TL 196 million (approx. USD 25.6 million) fine imposed on Google in November 2020, the Turkish Competition Board has once again found Google in violation of Turkish Competition Law and imposed a record-breaking administrative ...