In this video for our Global Data Protection Review series, Julian Flamant discusses Turkish data protection law with our counsel contact in Turkey, Selin Ozbek Cittone, managing partner of Ozbek Attorney Partnership. The discussion outlines key considerations for global companies, including obligations for controllers to register with the Turkish regulator and restrictions on cross-border data transfers. Model clauses can be used to legitimize cross-border transfers of Turkish personal data, but specified model clauses must be used and prior-approval by the Turkish regulator on a case-by-case basis is mandatory. The discussion also touches on upcoming developments that are expected to re-shape these obligations under Turkish data protection law.
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