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Two-minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – May 2022

June 2022 – In May, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) approved six merger control filings and published 30 reasoned decisions. Settlement and leniency mechanisms applied together for the first time!. The Board has concluded ...

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 ...

Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – May 2022

E-commerce platforms continue to be the “hot topic” in competition law around the globe. In May, the European Parliament—which recently reached a provisional agreement with the Member States regarding the Digital Markets Act (DMA)—met with ...

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 ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority establishes the “strictly necessary” exemption on the use of cookies

May 2022 – On 23 May 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) issued a decision (“Decision”) on “cookies” used on websites and/or mobile apps by a data controller with a business in the e-commerce sector. In ...

The First Example: Settlement and Leniency Mechanisms, Unite!

May 2022 – On 25 May 2022, the Turkish Competition Authority announced the first example of the joint application of the settlement and active cooperation (a.k.a. leniency) instruments in Turkish competition law. The Competition Board’s short decision ...

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 ...

Two-minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – April 2022

In April, the Turkish Competition Board approved 16 merger control filings and published 41 reasoned decisions. Highlights of Turkish competition law in April are the new merger control rules entering into force and the publishing of the E-Marketplace ...

Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – April 2022

The leaked Digital Markets Act. A near-final version of the EU’s Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) was leaked to the public this month. The greatly anticipated regulation reveals that there may be hefty changes in the activities of so-called “gatekeepers” ...

Setting up operations in Turkey

April 2022 – Today’s uncertainties at the European Union’s eastern border have left companies questioning the safety of their people and the continuity of their operations in that part of the world. Businesses in the IT and BPO sectors that had ...