The Turkish Data Protection Authority (“TDPA”) announced on its website today (on 27.12.2019) that the deadline for registration on the Register of Data Controllers (“VERBIS”) has been extended.

The TDPA decided in its decision numbered 2019/387 to extend the deadline for VERBIS registration of (i) the natural or legal person data controllers which employ 50 or more employees or whose total annual financial balance is more than TRY 25 million and (ii) natural or legal person data controllers outside of Turkey until 30.06.2020

The deadline for VERBIS registration of (i) the data controllers which employ less than 50 employees and whose annual balance is less than 25 million TL but their main field of operation is the processing of sensitive data has been extended until 31.09.2020 and (ii) the data controllers that are governmental institutions and organizations has been also extended until 31.12.2020.

Please see this link to read the full text of the Authority’s decision numbered 2019/387, published on its website on 27.12.2019 (only available in Turkish).