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Personal Data Protection Board Announces Record Administrative Fine of 1,950,000TL on WhatsApp LLC

30 Sep 2021

The Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) having concluded its investigation ex officio (the “Investigation”) of certain updated WhatsApp’s service and privacy terms, made a public announcement (“Announcement”). According to WhatsApp’s amended terms and conditions, the users were forced to […]

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Turkish Constitutional Court Rules that Absent a Legitimate Purpose Recognized by the Data Protection Law numbered 6698, Nonconsensual Publication of a Parliamentarian Applicant’s Personal Data via Twitter Violated Constitutional Privacy Right

3 Sep 2021

In a decision numbered 2018/24439, dated 15 June 2021, the Turkish Constitutional Court Ruled that absent a legitimate purpose recognized by the Data Protection Law numbered 6698 (the “DP Law”), the nonconsensual publication via Twitter of a parliamentarian applicant’s […]

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Summaries Published for Ten Recent Personal Data Protection Board Decisions Impacting Data Privacy Generally and within Financial Services and Banking Sectors

15 Apr 2021

The Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) published the following ten new decision summaries on data controllers operating in several industries, predominantly banking: Summary of Decision No. 2020/504: Regarding the request of the relevant person to deliver the call center […]

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