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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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

February 2022 – In January 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published two decisions—one of which is a principle decision—and announced four data breach notifications. In addition, in January the Board released its ...

The concept of “Joint Controller” is now defined in Turkish data protection law

January 2022 – On 20 January 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) issued a principal decision (“Decision”) in the Official Gazette on the practice of blacklisting customers in the car leasing sector. In the Decision ...

Two-Minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Personal Data Protection Law – December 2021

January 2022 – In December 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) published 33 decisions and announced three data breach notifications. The Board continued to conclude investigations regarding data breaches during the last month ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority issues announcement to shop stores concerning the explicit consent of customers

December 2021 – On 17 December 2021, the Turkish Data Protection Authority (the “Authority”) issued a public announcement regarding the explicit consents collected by shop stores via verification codes sent by SMS to customers’ telephone numbers. ...