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New Turkish Data Protection Law April 2016

The Law on the Protection of Personal Data in Turkey, partially entered into effect and was officially published on April 7th 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. It is an important introduction as no formal or clarified Data Protection Law had existed previously. The Law will affect any company that conducts business in Turkey or collects the personal data of customers, employees, or other individuals located in Turkey.

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