DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY

“Memleket isterim
Ne zengin fakir, ne sen ben farkı olsun;
Kış günü herkesin evi barkı olsun.”

“I’d like a country
That’s neither rich nor poor, where there is no difference between you and me;
Where everyone has a home in winter days.”

Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı (1910 – 1956)

TURUNÇ’s data protection and privacy practice was formed long before the GDPR and its Turkish counterpart KVKK came into force. Since our founding, we’ve advised multinational clients on privacy issues as they relate to employees, customers and other third parties, particularly on the compliance of companies’ global practices with Turkish constitutional rights.

Based on the strength of our historical practice, we were one of the first firms to build a dedicated and strong data protection and privacy practice in the new era of GDPR and its ilk.

Our advice is all-encompassing and includes building and maintaining compliance programs, reviewing the adequacy of existing programs, developing business models and products (privacy by design), cross-border and group company protection and transfer matters, employee data protection, advising boards on best practices, dealings with regulators, drafting privacy agreements, and integrating data protection and privacy safeguards into transactions.

Our data protection and privacy team works closely with all of our other practice areas, in particular employment and technology.

We are a founding member, and our managing partner Kerem Turunç is a member of the supervisory board, of the Data Protection Association. We also regularly author the Turkish chapter of Lexology: Getting the Deal Through’s Data Protection and Privacy title.

SELECT NEWS FROM PRIVACY

TURUNÇ Advises Boğaziçi Ventures on its Investment in Perculus

18 Oct 2022
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in Perculus, a provider of various e-learning solutions. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on fintech, health tech, retail tech and gaming. The TURUNÇ team included Kerem Turunç, Yasemin Erden, Beste Yıldızili Ergül and Selay Berfin Turgut. Please see...

TURUNÇ Advises Boğaziçi Ventures on its Investment in Enhencer

15 Aug 2022
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in Enhencer, an AI-based SaaS platform that boosts ad campaigns. Diffusion Capital Partners and Geometry Venture Development Angel Investment Network also joined the funding round. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on fintech, health tech, retail tech and gaming....

TURUNÇ Advises Boğaziçi Ventures on its Investment in Craftgate

02 Jun 2022
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in Craftgate, a cloud-based payment gateway. Ak Portföy and APY Ventures also joined the funding round. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on fintech, health tech, retail tech and gaming. The TURUNÇ team included Kerem Turunç, Esin Çamlıbel, Yasemin...