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Rota Yeniden Hesaplanıyor: Kurul’un Trendyol Hakkındaki Geçici Tedbir Kararı

Ekim 2021 – Kurul’un son yıllarda aldığı en önemli kararlarından biri olan Trendyol kararı, dijital pazarlar için adeta bir regülasyon niteliğinde. Hem Türkiye’de hem de dünyada e-pazaryerlerine ilişkin belki de bir ilk olan bu karar ...

Stop, Sesame! Turkey’s Competition Board launches an investigation and takes interim measures against Alibaba’s Trendyol

October 2021 – The Turkish Competition Board’s strict approach to this singular case is setting the stage for the regulation of digital markets. As the first of its kind in Turkey and one of the first worldwide, could this be a precursor for other ...

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

October 2021 – In September 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published two decisions and announced four data breach notifications. The Board also published a guideline on the processing of biometric data as well as ...

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

October 2021 – In September 2021, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) approved 27 merger control filings and published 34 reasoned decisions. As in September there were a number of important developments on the Turkish competition law scene ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority Clarifies Issues on Vaccination Status and PCR Test Results

October 2021 – On 28 September 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (the “Authority”) published a public announcement on how to process PCR test and/or vaccination information under Turkish Data Protection Law numbered 6698 (the ...

Coca-Cola investigation fizzles out: Turkish Coca-Cola bottler subsidiary probe closed with commitments

September 2021 – The commitment mechanism entered Turkey’s competition law scene in 2020 following an amendment to Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Competition Law”). With this new tool, the Competition Board may decide (i) not ...

Coca-Cola’nın taahhüt paketi

Eylül 2021 – Türkiye rekabet hukuku rejiminde yerini alalı henüz bir yıl olan taahhüt mekanizmasıyla, tespit edilen rekabet hukuku endişelerinin giderilmesi halinde Rekabet Kurulunun yürütmekte olduğu önaraştırma veya soruşturmalara son ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Board has imposed its largest ever fine on WhatsApp

September 2021 – A day after the Irish Data Protection Commission (on 2 September 2021) imposed a record fine of EUR 225 million against the Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) announced on 3 September ...

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

September 2021 – In August 2021, the Turkish Competition Board approved 12 merger control filings and published 22 reasoned decisions. The Board also concluded the first settlement application in August, following the entering into force of the Settlement ...

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

September 2021 – In August 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published a total of twenty decisions and announced seven data breach notifications. The Board clearly continued its focus on data breaches, as all but one ...