The Personal Data Protection Board Ex-Officio Initiated An Investigation against WhatsApp
The Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) announced that it has ex-officio initiated an investigation against WhatsApp Inc. through its decision dated 12.01.2021 and numbered 2021/28 (“Decision”).
Furthermore, the Board emphasized that (i) not obtaining a separate explicit consent for the transfer of personal data abroad and (ii) not definitely determining the third party transferees and the purposes of the transfer could violate the Law.
The Board, deciding upon its preliminary consideration to ex-officio initiate an investigation regarding the matters aforementioned, added that it will make a reassessment regarding the process on 08.02.2021.
You may access the full text of the public announcement here.
All rights of this article are reserved. This article may not be used, reproduced, copied, published, distributed, or otherwise disseminated without quotation or Erdem & Erdem Law Firm's written consent. Any content created without citing the resource or Erdem & Erdem Law Firm’s written consent is regularly tracked, and legal action will be taken in case of violation.
The Regulation on Processing of Land Registry and Cadastre Data and Transactions Held in Electronic Environment regulating the procedure and principles regarding the process of the data in the Central Database of the General Directorate of Land Registry and the transactions held in electronic...
The Regulation on Process and Protection of Personal Data by the Social Security Institution (“Regulation”) entered into force through its publication in the Official Gazette dated 19.02.2022 and numbered 31755.
Regulation on Processing of Personal Data and Protection of Confidentiality in the Electronic Communications Sector was Published
The Personal Data Protection Authority’s New Resolution
The Board’s Decision Regarding Registration Obligation of Commercial Enterprises Affiliated to Associations, Foundations and Unions to the VERBIS has been Published
The Personal Data Protection Board Announced Its Decision Regarding the WhatsApp Investigation Initiated Ex-Officio