On 18 January, the Prime Minister of Turkey submitted a revised draft Data Protection Bill to the Grand National General Assembly of Turkey. The draft Bill expands definitions of “explicit consent” and “sensitive data” and makes changes to the proposed structure and appointment methods for the Data Protection Authority. The draft Bill’s provisions relating to data transfers and appointment of data protection officers are generally similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Draft Data Protection Bill (PDF) (in Turkish)