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On 13.11.2020, the Competition Board (“Board”) has announced that the investigation into Google (the economic entity consisting of Google Advertising and Marketing Co. Ltd., Google International LLC, Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited, and Alphabet Inc.), which was conducted with the accusations of “abusing its dominant position by updating the general search services and impeding the enterprise activities with AdWords ads” has concluded. The summary of the decision was also published on the Board’s website.

As the conclusion of the investigation, the Board has determined that Google dominates the market of general search services and abusing its dominant position by impeding the organic results which do not generate advertising revenue in the market of content services by intensively placing uncertain quality text advertisements at the top of the general search results. The Board has decided to impose a 196.708.054,78 TL administrative fine on Google.
The 209-page reasoned decision on the investigation conducted on Google was published on the Board’s website on 28.06.2021.

In the line of the measures and restrictions imposed throughout the country due to Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the presentation for encashment of the cheques of which the presentation period falls on between 30 April 2021 and 31 May 2021 (including these days) has been postponed to 1 June 2021 and thereafter, by a Provisional Article 3/1/A added into the Law on the Amendment of Some Laws No. 7226 and dated 25 March 2021 by the Article 15 of the Law on the Amendment of the Tax Procedural Law and Some Laws published in the Official Gazette on 30 April 2021.

The procedures and principles with regard to the application of the said provisional regulation on the postponement of the presentation of cheques have been determined by the Communique issued by the Ministry of Trade (“Communiqué”) published as well in the repeated version of the Official Gazette on 30 April 2021. You may find our publication on the Communiqué in the link below.

Postponement of Cheques Presentation Periods

PUBLICATIONS

The Personal Data Protection Authority (“the Authority”) had been inundated with opinion requests following the practice of requesting COVID-19 vaccine information and negative test results had been imposed, firstly with the circular of the Ministry of Interior dated 20.08.2021 and secondly with the circular of the Ministry of Labor dated 02.09.2021. Upon many requests for an opinion regarding such obligations, the subject was brought forward to the Personal Data Protection Board (“the Board”), and an evaluation regarding such obligations has been published on the Authority’s website with the decision dated 28.09.2021 and numbered 2021/980 thereafter.[1] You may find our publication regarding the said evaluation from the link below.

KKHUKUK_COVID 19 Vaccination PCR

You may find our publication regarding to Personal Data Protection Authority’s numbered 2021/891 decision on the Ex Officio Investigation Conducted on the WhatsApp Application from the link below.

KKHUKUK_ WhatsApp Decision 06-09-21

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