Obligations of Data Controllers which Process Data in Turkey Relevant Deadlines and Administrative Fines as per the Protection of Personal Data Law no. 6698
Turkish Protection of Personal Data Law no. 6698 (the “Law”) sets forth significant obligations for Data Controllers that process personal data in or from Turkey. The Law also determines deadlines for certain obligations and significant administrative fines to be imposed in case of non-compliance with the said obligations.
Although the Law was enacted in 2016, many employers, doing business in Turkey, were reluctant to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Law so far. However, following establishment of the Personal Data Protection Institution (the “Institution”), compliance with the Law becomes more important as the Institution currently imposes considerable administrative fines to Data Controllers, who do not comply with the Law.
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