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:
- Our article that briefly examines the Data Protection Law: "A New Era for Data Protection in Turkey: The Law on the Protection of Personal Data Enters into Force";
- Our contribution to ICLG to Data Protection 2016 Turkey Chapter;
- Our recent client alert regarding the articles that have entered into force today: “Data Protection Law becomes fully effective in just over a week, administrative fines can reach as high as TRY 1,000,000”.
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).