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AN OVERVIEW OF TURKISH DATA PROTECTION RULES FROM CRIMINAL LAW PERSPECTIVE

Although it seems that the GDPRs focus is mostly on conformity process, there is also the criminal law aspect of the matter to examine. Criminal sanctions on data protection breaches date back further than the DPA as illegal recording, distribution, receipt, transfer and non-destruction of personal data were already criminalized under the Criminal Code. Now, […]


TURKEY’S NEW DATA PROTECTION LAW: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

After a decade of winding its way through the legislative process, Turkey’s new Data Protection Law entered into force on April 7. Although Turkey previously had a few sectoral data protection laws on the books, this is the first time the country has had an omnibus data protection law.  There are many questions about the […]


NEW DATA PROTECTION LEGISLATION IN TURKEY

Turkey’s new “Law on the Protection of Personal Data” has entered into effect, effective October 7, 2016.  The Data Protection Law adopts a broadly European model for data protection and helps clarify key aspects of the regulation of personal data under Turkish law. The following rules and standards were effective on October 7, 2016: Individuals’ […]




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