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

November 2022 – In October 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) hosted the 44th Global Privacy Assembly, held a seminar on the future of the digital media industry, and announced three data breach notifications—but did ...

Turkey’s Competition Board fines Meta EUR 18.6 million for the abuse of its dominant position through the collection of personal data

October 2022 – On 26 October 2022, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) ruled that the economic entity “Meta”—consisting of Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook Inc.), Meta Platforms Ireland Limited and WhatsApp LLC—holds a dominant ...

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

October 2022 – In September 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) held several seminars and announced six data breach notifications, but released no decisions. On 10 September, at an event organised by the Istanbul ...

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

September 2022 – In August 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) published guidelines on the protection of personal data in the banking sector, opened draft guidelines on the processing of genetic data, and announced ...

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

In July 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) announced five breach notifications and issued 12 decisions relating to various industries and sectors including insurance, health, and banking. Here comes the decision ...

Turkish Data Protection Authority states that data controllers cannot seek a special power of attorney for data subjects’ applications

July 2022 – On 18 July 2022, The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) published its decision (“Decision”) on a data subject’s complaint alleging that an insurance company had processed their personal data without legal ...

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

In June 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (the “Authority”) published guidelines on the use of online cookies, opened draft guidelines on loyalty programs for public opinion, and announced five data breach notifications. The ...

Guidelines published on the use of online cookies in Turkey

July 2022 – On 20 June 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (the “Authority”) published guidelines (the “Guidelines”) on the use of cookies to collect personal data and the use of personal data on online environments such as ...

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

June 2022 – In May 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) announced three data breach notifications and issued 15 decisions on various practice areas including banking, e-commerce, recruitment, and pharmaceuticals. GDPR ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority scrutinises employers’ monitoring power over employees

June 2022 – On 23 May 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) issued a decision (“Decision”) on the power of employers to access employee corporate e-mail accounts. In the Decision, the Authority examined the complaint ...