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November 22 2016

New Data Protection Legislation in Turkey

"Turkey 's new ""Law on the Protection of Personal Data"" has entered into effect, effective October 7, 2016. The Data Protection Law adopts a broadly European model for data protection and helps clarify key aspects of the regulation of personal data under Turkish law. The following rules and standards were effective on October 7, 2016:

- Individuals ' rights of access to personal data, including the obligation to notify individuals of their rights.

- Processes for handling individuals ' complaints and requests.

- Transfer of personal data to third parties and foreign jurisdictions.

- Registration with the Data Protection Authority.

- Imposition of sanctions, including criminal and administrative fines."