Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Cybersecurity

Beginning this past May, users of social media may have noticed they were inundated with updated Terms and Conditions to which they had to agree before they were permitted to continue using the service.  Those who live and die by their smartphone were subjected to a deluge of these prompts. What instigated this? Four letters: GDPR.

Read more: Canadian Businesses and compliance with the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation

Author: Prof. Dr. H. Murat Develioglu


Law on the Personal Data Protection numbered 6698 ("Law") was accepted on 24 March 2016 and entered into force, except for certain articles that are reserved, through publication in the Official Gazette dated 7 April 2016 and numbered 29677.

The purpose of this Law is to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of persons and, in particular, the confidentiality of private life, and is to regulate the procedures and principles to be followed by natural persons and legal persons who process personal data, and their obligations pursuant to Article 1 of the Law. Pursuant to Article 16 of the Law, in order to effectively fulfill these purposes, the Chairmanship shall keep the record of the Data Controllers Registry ("Registry") that is publicly available under surveillance by the Personal Data Protection Board ("Board").

Read more: General Information on Registration to the Data Controllers Registry and the Decision of the...

Author: Ecem Susoy Uygun


The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR" or "Regulation")1 that was approved by the European Union ("EU") Parliament and entered into force in 2016 has started to be applied as of May 25, 2018. The GDPR lays down rules relating to the protection of natural persons ("data subjects") with regard to the processing of personal data, and rules relating to the free movement of personal data. With this Regulation, it is intended to protect the privacy of the data subjects more strictly, and to reorganize data privacy laws across Europe. Also, it is worth to note that, international companies, as well as Turkish companies, are under the obligation to comply with the GDPR, provided that their activities fall under the scope of the GDPR.

Read more: The General Data Protection Regulation in Force

Blake Morgan LLP has published the second edition of OwnershIP, an intellectual property roundup. OwnershIP provides its readers with a view of the developments over the last 12 months through the eyes of Blake Morgan's experts. 

Some topics discussed in this issue include:

  • Brexit and trade marks
  • Counterfeiting and trade mark infringement
  • European copyright law
  • Trade secret protection

Read more: Blake Morgan Publishes Second Edition of OwnershIP

On 13 September 2018, the UK Government published its long-awaited Technical Notice on the potential implications of a no-deal Brexit for the UK television broadcasting industry, entitled ‘Broadcasting and video demand if there’s no Brexit deal’.

Read more: The Future of TV Broadcast and VOD Licensing in the UK after Brexit – What’s the Deal?