Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) has extended the deadline for registration with the Data Controller Registry System (“VERBİS”) to 31 December 2019, for certain data controllers.

As stated in our previous article, data controllers which employ 50 or more employees or whose total annual financial balance is more than TRY 25 million were obliged to register with VERBİS between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

However, due to the applications to the Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) by the Turkey’s Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges and various industry representatives, the Authority has extended the deadline to 31 December 2019 for those data controllers. The decision was announced on the Board’s website and published in the Official Gazette.

Please see this link to read the full text of the Authority’s decision dated 3 September 2019 and numbered 2019/265, published in Official Gazette numbered 30823 on 7 September 2019 (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.