Amendments in the Law on Protection of Personal Data

Changes to the Law on Protection of Personal Data (“LPPD”) has been accepted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly on 2 March 2024, which was published in the Official Gazette on 12 March 2024. The amendments will come into force as of 1 June 2024. Two matters – mainly, processing of special categories of personal data (or

Monetary thresholds specified in the Law on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce numbered 6563 (“E-Commerce Law”) have been increased.      

In order to determine the obligations that electronic commerce intermediary service providers and electronic commerce service providers must comply with, certain threshold values have been specified in Additional Articles 2, 3, and 4 of the E-Commerce Law. The thresholds specified in these additional articles were increased by 50% by the President in February 2023 in

Amendment to the Communiqué on Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Currency

Before the amendment, it was obligatory to make payments arising from sale of securities other than vehicle sales contracts which determined the contract price and other payment obligations in foreign currency or indexed to foreign currency In Turkish liras, without. exception. Now, the amendment brings following exceptions to this rule: Payment obligations within the scope

The Social Security Institution (the “SSI”) Published a General Letter Regarding Temporary Employment Relationships Established in Violation of Applicable Law

The SSI published a general letter (“General Letter”) on “Transactions in Violation to the Applicable Law on Temporary Employment Relationship” which arranges that administrative sanctions will not be imposed subject to fulfilment of certain criteria if unlawfully temporary employment relationships are detected by the reports issued after 01.11.2023 through inspections conducted by the Ministry of