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Data Privacy Rules in Turkey

Recent Developments

The Data Protection Board of Turkey recently clarified the implementation of data privacy rules and has extended the deadline for compulsory registration with the data controllers' registry (VERBIS).

Data controllers are obliged to register with VERBIS under the Data Protection Law (DPL) numbered 6698 (DPL). However, the Data Protection Board noted that it had received numerous incomplete VERBIS registrations, and some that are not required, so the deadline for registration has been extended until 30 June 2020 for:

·         Turkish-resident data controllers with more than 50 employees
or a balance sheet total over TRY 25,000,000 (approx. EUR 3,750,000); and

·         Data controllers resident outside Turkey.