The “Public Announcement on Technical and Administrative Measures Recommended to be Taken by Data Controllers Regarding User Security” was published on the website of the Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) on February 15, 2022. You may find our publication regarding the announcement from the link below.

KK Hukuk_User Security_Recommendations_Information Note

The Constitutional Court’s (“AYM”) decision numbered 2016/5824 (“Decision”) regarding the employer’s prohibition of discrimination and right to respect for private and family life, which employer fails to provide equal daycare facilities to the certain female workers in the same workplace has published in the numbered 31732, dated 27 January 2022 the Official Gazette. You may find our publication regarding the decision from the link below.

KK Hukuk_AYM_Prohibition of Discrimination_Decision_Information Note

Amendments (“Amendments”)1 to the Regulation on Commercial Advertisement and Unfair Commercial Practices (“Regulation”) published in Official Gazette numbered 31737 on February 01, 2022. We present the significant amendments in advertising and commercial practices in the digital media. You may find our publication regarding the regulation from the link below.

KK Hukuk_Amendments on the Commercial Advertisements Regulation_Information Note

The Communiqué (“Communiqué No. 2021/4”) Amending the Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements (“Communiqué No. 2002/2”) has been published in the Official Gazette dated 5 November 2021 and numbered 31650 and entered into force on the date of its publication. You may find our publication regarding the regulation from the link below.

KK Hukuk_Amendment Communiqué (Communiqué No. 2021-4) on the Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements

The Constitutional Court’s Decision dated 07.09.2021 and numbered 2018/30296 (the “Decision”) published in the Official Gazette dated 14.10.2021 and numbered 31628 related to the applicant’s (“Applicant”) claim that her right to request the protection of personal data within the scope of the right to respect for privacy has been violated. You may find our publication regarding the decision from the link below.

KK Hukuk_The Constitutional Courts Decision Numbered 2018-30296 Note

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

The decision of the Constitutional Court dated 15.6.2021 and numbered 2018/24439 emphasizes that the means of gathering personal data and whether the conditions on the processing of personal data has been satisfied shall be taken into consideration during judgement. You may find our publication regarding the decision from the link below.

KKHUKUK_Constitutional Court 30-07-21

You may find in the link below our assessment prepared in the form of Q&A with respect to mandating Covid-19 vaccination for employees and tracking vaccination status of employees, within the framework of labor law and personal data protection law.

Assessment on vaccination of the employees

The Remote Work Regulation, which determines the works that cannot be done remotely, the application of business rules concerning the protection and sharing of the data, the procedures and principles of the remote working was published in the Official Gazette. You may find our publication regarding the regulation from the link below.

Remote Work Regulation

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