The Information Technologies and Communication Authority has imposed advertising bans on Pinterest, Twitter and Periscope, who fail to fulfill their obligation to identify and report a representative within thirty days after the notification of the administrative fine for the second time. https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/ilanlar/eskiilanlar/2021/01/20210119-4-1.pdf

The deadline for service providers to register with IYS (Message Management System) and the transfer of current commercial electronic messages approvals to IYS systems has been postponed once again. According to the announcement published on the website of the Ministry of Commerce on 30th of November 2020; -The deadline to upload approvals for service providers…

The terms regulated under Turkish Commercial Code provisional Article 13 paragraph 1, which entails provisions regarding distribution of profits, has been extended by 3 months. Accordingly; “Equity companies may decide to distribute only up to twenty-five percent of the net profit for the year 2019, previous year profits and free reserve funds cannot be distributed,…

The Regulation on Commercial Communication and Commercial Electronic Messages has been amended in the Official Gazette dated 28 August 2020 and numbered 31227. In accordance with the amendment, the last date of uploading approval to the Message Management System (IYS) by the service providers, has been postponed to 01 December 2020. Approvals will be checked…

According to the Decision dated 23.06.2020 and numbered 2020/482 of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority, the deadlines of the VERBIS have been extended due to Covid-19 pandemic. The Decision has been published in the Official Gazette on 25.06.2020. You may find the link of the related announcements below. https://www.kvkk.gov.tr/Icerik/6758/PUBLIC-ANNOUNCEMENT-ON-THE-EXTENSION-OF-THE-REGISTRATION-PERIODS-TO-VERBIS-Data-Controllers-Registry- https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2020/06/20200625-2.pdf

Taking into consideration the requests submitted in this regard, The Ministry of Trade has announced that the last date of uploading approval to the Message Management System (IYS) by the service providers, has been postponed from 31 May 2020 to 31 August 2020. You may find the link of the related announcement below: https://www.eticaret.gov.tr/duyurular/10012/detay“

With the “Presidential Circular No. 2020/3 on the Postponement of Events” published in the Official Gazette dated 20.03.2020, all kinds of scientific, cultural, artistic and similar meetings or activities to be held in our country in open and closed areas at national and international level has ben postponed until the end of April due to…

Pursuant to the Turkish Data Protection Authority’s announcement dated 09.01.2020, “the KVKK Complaint Module” has been put into practice as of 09.01.2020 to enable data subjects to submit their complaints to the Authority. Data subjects from now on will be able to submit their complaints via https://sikayet.kvkk.gov.tr.

The Turkish Data Protection Authority’s announcement regarding electronic submission of data infringement notifications to the Board has been published on the Authority’s web site on 06.01.2020. Pursuant to this announcement, data controllers will be able to submit the “Personal Data Breach Form”, which has been decreed to be used for the submission of data infringement…

The decision of The Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (“the Board”) regarding the extension period of the obligation to register with the Data Controllers Registry is published. By the relevant decision numbered 2019/387, the Board decided to extend the dates for the obligation to register with the Data Controllers Registry until June 30, 2020. You…

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