The Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) issued a decision, dated 17 September 2020, and numbered 2020/710. The decision was in response to a data subject’s (“Petitioner”) complaint alleging that in furtherance of enforcement proceedings pending against Petitioner in bankruptcy court, personal data was unlawfully processed to obtain information necessary to effect lien notice on Petitioner’s non-debtor relatives.

As article 89 of Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law (“Article 89”) allows a secured creditor in an enforcement proceeding to pursue recovery against non-debtor third parties who may be in possession of debtor assets and the Petitioner’s data was processed in furtherance of bankruptcy proceedings under Article 89, the Board had decided that there was no violation of Personal Data Protection Law numbered 6698.

A summary of the decision discussed is available at this link. (Only available in Turkish)