The Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) published the “Announcement Related to the COVID-19 Outbreak” on its website on March 23, 2020.
What Does the Announcement Say?
The Authority stated that the COVID-19 outbreak has led to data controllers in the public and private sectors to take certain measures.
The Authority asserted that it felt the need to issue a statement on the deadlines for complaints, notices and data breach notifications that data controllers must follow and adhere to. The Authority underlined the following:
You may find the Turkish version of the announcement here.
The Authority aims to prevent any unjust consequences for data controllers and data subjects due to the extraordinary effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Data controllers are recommended to consult with the Authority in cases of data breaches or complaints.