Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) extended deadlines set out for the registration to the Data Controllers Registry Information System (“VERBIS”) on June 23, 2020 with its decision numbered 2020/482. In its announcement the Board stated the fact that many workplaces are closed, and employers adopted remotely working styles due to COVID-19 outbreak required such extension.

Accordingly:

The deadline is extended to September 30, 2020 for the data controllers whose number of annual employees exceeds 50 or whose annual financial balance sum exceeds TRY 25,000,000 and for the data controllers who are resident/established abroad.

The deadline is extended to March 31, 2021 for the data controllers whose number of annual employees is less than 50 and whose annual financial balance sum does not exceed TRY 25,000,000 but whose main business activity concerns the processing of special categories of personal data.

The deadline is extended to March 31, 2021 for the data controllers who are public entities or public institutions.

 

Aslı Naz Ünlü