201910.11
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Decision Concerning the Branch/Representative Offices of Non- Turkish Resident Companies

According to latest decision rendered by KVKK (Personal Data Protection Authority), representative offices in Turkey of foreign companies are exempt from obligation of registration in VERBIS (Registry of Data Controllers), whereas foreign companies’ branch offices in Turkey are regarded as a separate legal person in terms of VERBIS registration. Upon a clarification request, KVKK opined…

201909.05
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NEWS FLASH-New Deadline for VERBIS Registration

Within the scope of Article 16 of the Law on Protection of Personal Data, which was published in the Official Gazette on 7 April 2016, real persons and legal entities who process personal data must register with the Data Controllers’ Registry (VERBIS) before they start processing the data. According to the decision of the Personal…

201908.29
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AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL COMMUNİQUE ON NATIONAL PROPERTY (NO: 313)

Communiqué (No: 319) on Amendment to the General Communiqué on National Property (No: 313) published in the Official Gazette dated 21 August 2019 (“Communiqué 391”) brought about certain changes. In summary, for the private immovable property pertained to treasury, the Communiqué 391; assigned responsibility of sale transactions to Ministry of Environment and Urbanization which had…

201907.10
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Huge Fines by Personal Data Protection Board

Personal Data Protection Board has been issuing relatively advisory and cautionary decisions since the Law on Protection of Personal Data, a new regulation in Turkish law, entered into force in 2016. However, considering  recent decisions of the Board, it is clear that the Board stopped showing tolerance regarding protection of personal data. Board issued two…

201905.21
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Amendments on Certain Regulations by Personal Data Protection Authority

Since the Law on Protection of Personal Data and other secondary regulations on the subject are relatively new in Turkish law, regulations on the subject may require some retouchings. Therefore, Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) has made some amendments on April 28, 2019 on three different regulations namely; 1) Communique on the Principles and the…