The Law on the Protection of Personal Data ("Data Protection Law") is fully effective as of today. This means that the articles relating to (i) transfer of personal data, (ii) rights of the data subject, (iii) data controllers' registry, (iv) administrative fines, and (v) criminal penalties are now in force. Please see below our articles for detailed information regarding the Data Protection Law:

Data Protection Board

Yet another development is that the Turkish Parliament has elected the first five members of the Data Protection Board which is to act as the decision-making body of the national supervisory data protection authority. The rest of the members of the Data Protection Board shall be appointed by the Council of Ministers (2 members) and the President (2 members).

Originally published 07 October 2016

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