The deadline for registering with the Turkish Data Controllers Registry (VERBIS) has been postponed again


March 2021 – On 11 March 2021, the Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) announced its decision on the postponement of the registration deadline with the Turkish Data Controllers Registry (“VERBIS”) until 31 December 2021 to meet the increasing requests of many data controllers as well as professional associations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decision also covers data controllers that missed the 30 September 2020 registration deadline. In a nutshell, the following data controllers are required to register with VERBIS until 31 December 2021:

  • data controllers having more than 50 employees in a year;
  • data controllers with a total annual balance sheet amount of more than TRL 25 million;
  • data controllers residing abroad;
  • data controllers whose main activity is processing sensitive data, even if they have less than 50 employees in a year and their total annual balance sheet amount is less than TRL 25 million; and
  • public institutions and organisations.

For more information please contact:

Ebru Temizer, Partner,

Ceren Ceyhan, Associate,

Ertuğrul Keçeli, Legal Trainee,

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Ebru Temizer has over 20 years of experience in corporate/commercial law, dispute resolution, energy and projects. She has particular experience in dispute resolution, including in administrative law matters and major commercial contract disputes. Ebru’s experience includes representing foreign investors in the privatisation process of Turkish state assets including in the energy and telecommunication sectors.

2009: Georgetown University, USA, LL.M.
1998: Ankara University, Turkey, Faculty of Law, LL.B.
Istanbul Bar Association

English, Turkish

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Ceren Ceyhan is an Associate. She focuses on corporate, M&A, law of contracts, consumer law, data protection law and litigation proceedings.

2018: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, LL.B.

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Ertuğrul Keçeli focuses on litigation and arbitration.

2020: Marmara University, Faculty of Law, LL.B.
Turkish, English

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