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28 Feb: THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT’S WHATSAPP DECISION

With the decision of the Constitutional Court (the “Court”) dated 28.12.2021 with the application number 2018/34548 published in the Official Gazette on 11.02.2022, the Court ruled that the employer reading the messages of its employee (the “Applicant”) with other workmates through WhatsApp, and the subsequent termination of the Applicant’s employment contract on the grounds of these correspondences are unconstitutional as these acts violate the right to respect for private life and freedom of communication which are guaranteed by the Constitution of the Turkish Republic (the “Constitution”).

18 Jan: SERMAYE PİYASASI KANUNU’NDA KRİPTO VARLIKLARIN VE KRİPTO VARLIK PLATFORMLARININ DÜZENLENMESİNE DAİR DEĞİŞİKLİK TASLAĞI

Sermaye Piyasası Kanunu’nda Kripto Varlıkların ve Kripto Varlık Platformlarının Düzenlenmesine Dair Değişiklik Taslağı (“Taslak”) 2022 Ocak ayında Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (“TBMM”) gündemine alınmış olup bu Taslak, günümüz dünyasının en popüler yatırım araçlarından biri haline gelen kripto varlıklara ilişkin hukuki dayanak oluşturmayı hedeflemektedir.

06 Jan: THE NEW INVESTMENT MEANS IN TODAY’S WORLD: CRYPTOCURRENCIES

New regulations regarding savings finance companies have been introduced by the “Law No. 7292 on the Amendment Made on the Law on Financial Leasing, Factoring and Financing Companies and Some Laws” which was published in and entered into force by the Official Gazette dated 07.03.2021 and numbered 31416. Accordingly, the name of the Law No. 6361 has been changed as the Law on Financial Leasing, Factoring, Financing and Savings Finance Companies (the “Law”)…

08 Oct: OPERATION OF FOREIGN FLAGGED COMMERCIAL YACHTS IN TURKISH TERRITORIAL WATERS ACCORDING TO THE TOURISM PROMOTION LAW

Various amendments on Tourism Promotion Law numbered 2634 (“Law”) have been made by Law Regarding Amendments on Tourism Promotion Law and Some Laws published in Official Gazette. Accordingly, a provision, stipulating that the foreign flagged commercial yachts may temporarily operate in Turkish territorial waters on conditions that the some requirements are met, has been added to article 29 of the Law.

06 Oct: GUIDELINE ON MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED IN PROCESSING BIOMETRIC DATA

The Guideline on Matters to be Considered in Processing Biometric Data (“Guideline) has been
published by the Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”). The Guideline includes the
definition of biometric data, which has not been extensively defined before in the Personal Data
Protection Law (“Law”) and other legislations, and the conditions and principles of processing
biometric data in accordance with the Law.