Tag archives: Data Controllers’ Registry

UPDATE: Registration deadlines for VERBİS extended

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The deadline for data controllers to register with the Data Protection Authority’s publicly accessible data controller registry, known as VERBİS, has been extended. In its June 23, 2020 decision, the Authority extends the VERBİS registration deadline until September 30, 2020 for the following data controllers:

Turkish data controllers employing more than 50 people annually or whose annual total financial statement exceeds TL 25 million (approx. USD 3.7 million), and

Data controllers not located in Turkey.

With the exception of some exempt classes, all data controllers (individuals as well as legal entities) must register with VERBİS prior to processing any personal … Continue Reading

Data privacy in Turkey

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Turkey continues to further develop its data protection regime. Recent developments include publication of a regulation and a guideline focusing on deletion, destruction and anonymization of personal data. These new pieces of legislation provide guidance on the methods to be used to remove personal data, which was previously processed and is no longer needed. Data controllers are now required to maintain an inventory of processed data and issue a policy on the retention and destruction of such data. Turkey’s efforts mark an important step in the development of a strong personal data protection scheme.

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