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Regulation on Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications Sector Has Been Published

The Regulation on the Processing of Personal Data and the Protection of Privacy in the Electronic Communications Sector ("Regulation") was published in the Official Gazette dated 4.12.2020 with no. 31324. The Regulation regulated within the scope of Electronic Communications Law Numbered 5809 ("Law"), and sets forth the terms and conditions to be followed by the operators who operate in the electronic communications sector in terms of the data they obtain within the scope of providing electronic communications services, including legal person subscriptions.

The regulation covers companies that provide electronic communication services and/or provide electronic communication networks and operate their infrastructure within the framework of authorization ("Operator"). The featured statements in the Regulation are as follows:

Written by Rabia Dağcı, Posted in Personal Data Protection Law


New Administrative Fine Amounts in KVKK for 2021 According to Revaluation Rate

Pursuant to duplicated Article 298 of Tax Procedure Law, revaluation rate has been published in the Official Gazette numbered 31318 and dated 28.11.2020. Revaluation rate announced in the rate of 9,11% (nine comma eleven) for 2020.

According to the rate, the administrative fines in Article 18 of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law ("KVKK") numbered 6698 shall be imposed in 2021 as in the following amounts:

Written by Şeyma Nur Kaplan, Posted in Personal Data Protection Law


SSI Normalization Support and Additional Employment Incentives Extension

With the Official Gazette numbered 31322 published on 02.12.2020, period extensions have been made on the articles Temporary 26, Temporary 10, Temporary 19 and Temporary 21 of Law no: 4447.

Social Security Normalization Support (No:7252)

The Social Security Premium Incentive period known as "normalization support (numbered 7252)" in the Temporary Article 26 has been extended to 30.06.2021 and can also be valid for up to 6 months.

For private sector employers, three months from the month following the end of short-term/cash wage support until 30.06.2021.

Written by Erdoğdu Onur Erol, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation


New Short-Term Employment Application Period

New applications can be made for short-term employment application due to the Covid-19 force majeure reasons as of December 1, 2020 and the application period will expire on December 31, 2020.

Accordingly, employees who had not previously benefited from short-term employment allowance were given the opportunity to apply as of December 1, 2020. These employees will be able to benefit from short-term employment allowance for 3 months as of December 1, 2020.

For short-term employment applications made for the first time as of December 1, 2020, the allowances will start after the first 7 days. Therefore, for the first applications, employers are obliged to pay half (or full, depending on the employer's preference) salary for the first 7 days. This statement would not apply to employees who have previously applied for short-term employment.

The relevant Decision was published in the Official Gazette on December 1, 2020 with the number: 31321.

Written by Erdoğdu Onur Erol, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation

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