On 24 March 2016, the Turkish Parliament adopted the Law on the Protection of Personal Data (Data Protection Law 6698), which came into effect on 7 April.
The law establishes a new set of rules aimed at protecting personal data: notably, it regulates procedures and principles for processing personal data, as well as the rights and obligations of individual persons and legal entities.
The new Law largely reflects the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), which regulates the protection of individuals in respect of the processing of personal data and the free movement of that data.
Find out more in our latest Data Privacy alert.
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