The Regulation on the Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data (“Regulation”) was published in the Official Gazette and entered into force on 28 October 2017.

Please refer to our previous article, which analysed the purpose, scope, policy and punishment provisions of the draft Regulation, all of which are identical with the Regulation. Please click here to access our referenced article.

The Regulation was prepared based on Article 7 of the Law on Data Protection No. 6698 (“Data Protection Law”). Please click here to access the full version of the Regulation. The Regulation is only available in Turkish.

In addition to the foregoing, the Regulation is broadly in line with the provisions relating to the erasure, destruction or anonymization of personal data set forth in Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR), which will enter into  force on 25 May 2018.