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A Comparison Between EU Directive 95/46/EC and Data Protection Legislation in Turkey

October 2016. By ELIG, Gnen Grkaynak, and ?lay Y?lmaz

Turkey's newly enacted Law on Protection of Personal Data (DP Law) is based on EU Directive 95/46/EC (theDirective). Although the DP Law is mainly based on the Directive, it is not identical and it differs from the Directive in certain points. The main difference between the Directive and the DP Law is that Directive focuses on the act of processing personal data rather than the parties to such processing, whereas the DP Law mainly provides rights and imposes obligations on the parties of a data processing act. [Continue Reading]

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  • Turkey Introduces a New Regulation on Packaging in line with EU Directives

    Turkey Introduces a New Regulation on Packaging, Inserts and Tracking of Pharmaceuticals, in line with EU Directives
  • DOJ Publishes New Evaluation Questionnaire on Compliance Programs

    United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") published on its website a new guidance paper called "Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs" ("Evaluation") in February 2017. The Evaluation provides insight into how the DOJ evaluates compliance programs by setting forth the questions DOJ frequently uses when deciding on fine mitigation or entering into a plea agreements.
  • Draft Amendments to the License-Exempt Electricity Generation Legislation

    On 27 January 2017, the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA ”) published draft amendments to the license-exempt electricity generation legislation (“Draft Legislation ”) on its website for opinions and comments of the public.
  • Implementation Regulations of the Movable Pledge Law

    The Regulations implementing the recent Movable Pledge Law (“Movable Pledge Law ” or “Law “), namely the Regulation on the Perfection and Enforcement of Movable Pledge in Commercial Transactions , the Regulation on the Movable Pledge Registry , and the Regulation on the Valuation of Movable Assets in Commercial Transactions (collectively, the “Regulations “), have been issued and become effective as from January 1, 2017. As stated in our previous client alert , the Law was not clear on certain aspects, which were expected to be clarified in the Regulations.
  • Data Controller or Data Processor?

    Data Controller or Data Processor?
  • New Industrial Property Law

    The Industrial Property Law abrogating the patchwork of decrees that governed intellectual and industrial property rights has been published in the Official Gazette and entered into force on January 10, 2017.
  • Privatization of Domestic Coal-Fired Power Plants in Turkey

    The privatization tender of Çayırhan-2 coal reserve area and the construction of a coal-fired power plant project (“Çayırhan-2 Project ”) was concluded on February 6, 2017, which has been the first of the new wave of privatization of coal reserves and construction of lignite coal-fired power plants in Turkey in line with the recent incentives regarding utilization of domestic coal reserves for electricity generation. This client alert outlines the main novelties in relation to this new wave of lignite-fired power plant tenders, which is expected to continue with several other privatizations in 2017 as explained below.
  • Important Changes to the Electricity Market Licensing Regulation

    On February 24, 2017, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA ”) published a Regulation (“Amending Regulation ”) containing important changes to the Electricity Market Licensing Regulation (“Licensing Regulation ”), including the removal of the share transfer restriction at the pre-license period for transfers to foreign companies and foreign-capital companies, and changes related to the Renewable Energy Resource Areas (“YEKA ”). Highlights of major changes are as follows:
  • The New ICC Arbitration Rules

    As of 1 March 2017, the new Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (“New ICC Rules ”) have come into effect and superseded the former version of the ICC arbitration rules, which have been in effect since 2012.
  • Novelties Introduced by the Movable Pledge Law

    As of January 1, 2017, Law No. 6750 on Pledge over Movable Assets in Commercial Transactions ("Movable Pledge Law"), which was enacted on October 20, 2016, entered into force and abolished Law No.1447 on Commercial Enterprise Pledge ("Commercial Enterprise Pledge Law"). The Movable Pledge Law introduces significant changes and offers more practical methods for establishing pledge over movable assets as explained below.