The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) published its decision of 29 September 2020 with number 2020/DK-İD/274 regarding the anticipated secondary regulation on social network providers titled Procedures and Principles for Social Network Providers (“Regulation“) in today’s Official Gazette No. 31262 of 2 October 2020.
The Regulation includes detailed provisions on the scope and application of the recent obligations introduced for social network providers as part of the amendments to Law No. 5651. Additional information and explanations within the Regulation might also shed light on the practical and/or potential interpretation of the ICTA regarding the relevant obligations and social network providers’ compliance with them. The Regulation is available online here (in Turkish).
The Regulation provides the following related obligations or in addition to the obligations under Law No. 5651, which might be considered key takeaway points at first glance:
The Regulation clearly provides further guidance for social network providers regarding their obligations under Law No. 5615 and their compliance with those obligations. Social network providers should consider the requirements and procedures within the Regulation while establishing mechanisms to comply with their new obligations under Law No. 5651.
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