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Norton Rose Fulbright announces alliance with Pekin Bayar Mizrahi in Turkey

October 22, 2021

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has bolstered its client offering in Turkey by forming a new alliance with leading Turkish firm Pekin Bayar Mizrahi.

Data protection: Key points financial institutions need to consider in 2021

April 27, 2021

Turkey’s Data Protection Authority (the “DPA”) and its ultimate decision-making body, the Data Protection Board (the “Board”), handed down a series of noteworthy decisions concerning financial institutions and how they processed client data during 2020.

“Safe countries” list of the data protection board Is still in the works

February 05, 2021

The Turkish Data Protection Law (the “Law”) regulates the transfer of personal data outside of Turkey in detail.

Update: CMS registration deadlines extended again due to COVID-19

December 15, 2020

Service providers who wish to use electronic messaging for commercial purposes are required to register with the Commercial Electronic Communication Management System (“CMS”, İleti Yönetim Sistemi).

Court of Justice of the European Union landmark ruling on the transfer of ‘personal’ data out of the EU will impact every business

September 16, 2020

In July, the CJEU gave judgment in the case known as Schrems II, a landmark data protection case about how companies can lawfully transfer personal data around the world.

COVID-19: Risks of remote working in a crisis

August 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way in which many businesses operate.

UPDATE: VERBİS registration deadlines extended due to Covid-19

June 24, 2020

The Data Controllers' Registry or VERBİS is a publicly available database kept by the Data Protection Board (the “Board”), the decision-making body of the Turkish Data Protection Authority (the “DPA”). Unless exempt from the requirement, all data controllers (individuals and legal entities) who process personal data in Turkey must be recorded with VERBİS prior to processing any personal data.

Details of the commercial electronic communication management system are introduced

April 08, 2020

Amendments to the Regulation on Commercial Communications and Commercial Electronic Messages (the “Regulation”) were published in the Official Gazette on January 4, 2020.

Employee data protection in the time of COVID-19

April 07, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting daily life in an unprecedented way.

Sensitive data under Turkish data protection law

March 02, 2020

Personal data relating to race, ethnic origin, political opinion, philosophical belief, religion, religious sect or other belief, clothing and appearance, membership in associations, foundations or trade-unions, data concerning health, sexual life, criminal convictions and security measures, biometric and genetic data are defined as sensitive data in Turkish data protection legislation.