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The GDPR, which canceled previous European data protection regulations, represents the biggest change in those regulations in 20 years. Naturally, this amendment affects the methods of obtaining and processing personal data regardless of the size and structure of the companies doing so. All institutions in the transportation sector, including land, sea, air, and rail operators, agencies, airlines, and municipalities are also subject to the GDPR’s requirements.

Read more: The GDPR’s Effects on the Transportation Sector

In the last ten years, e-commerce has become the most important platform of today’s consumer habits, becoming a major competitor to both retailers and their suppliers. As a result, many giant retailers are now directing their investments towards e-commerce activities.

Read more: Storing and Processing Personal Data for E-Commerce Companies Under Turkish Law

Preventing the division of agricultural lands is important in preserving quality in the sector and ensuring the continued contribution of agriculture-related income to the domestic economy. As a result, every positive step taken in the agriculture sector creates a similarly positive movement in the economy. Among the most important steps taken in this regard in Turkey were the 2014 amendments to the Law on Soil Protection and Land Use No. 5403, including to the definitions of “minimum agricultural land size” and “agricultural land size of sufficient income,” affecting the division of inherited agricultural land and transfers of ownership of agricultural lands with designated sizes.

Read more: Legal Regulations Against Division of Agricultural Lands by Inheritance Under Turkish Law

In accordance with Turkish Law, employee’s employment security rights are secured with reemployment lawsuit. At cases where labor contract of employee terminated unlawfully, employee can request his/her reemployment (compensation in case of not being accepted to job) and fee for the period he/she was not able to work due to unlawful termination. But even though court rules for reemployment, employee must act in accordance with time periods and conditions regulated at law. Otherwise, employee might not benefit from the earned rights even though the verdict of court regarding reemployment lawsuit is in favor of the employee. In this context, regulation regarding employee to make an application to the employer within 10 days after service of finalized court verdict of verdict to him/her; directly effects employee’s rights and it has been seen that this regulation is interpreted differently by different chambers of Supreme Courts.

Read more: Precedential Problems Faced at Reemployment Applications after Finalization of Reemployment...

Translation works, which were created by transferring the intellectual artwork created in one language into another one, are preserved and considered as a work in today’s laws. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that translation works are results of intensive work and labor. Although translators are working on the basis of the original work, they are adapting the original work to another language by transferring information from their previous experiences. In this regard, it is an undeniable fact that translations should be evaluated as a separate work independently from the original work.

Read more: Translated Works and Related Turkish Law Regulations

Medical intervention is defined as actions taken by medical institutions, physicians and medical personnel in order to diagnose, cure and prevent diseases. Medical intervention notion has a wide variety from curing or preventing an ailment to fulfilling a request relating to an aesthetic matter.

Read more: Compliance to Law for Medical Intervention

Pursuant to the Turkish Data Protection Law which aims to provide data security, it has set some rights and obligations to specific subjects. Those subjects fall into three categories: data subject, data processor and data controller. Data subject expresses a real person whose data is processed; data controller is defined as the real or legal person that determines the objectives and tools of processing of the personal data, and is responsible for the establishment and management of a data recording system; data processor is defined as the real or legal entity that processes the personal data, with the authority bestowed by the data controller, and in the name of the data controller. Data Protection Law sets forth essential responsibilities for data controllers, as follows:

Read more: Registering With Data Controllers’ Registry and Its Exemptions

Protection of intellectual property rights and preventing infringements arisen against them has gained importance at the global world in recent years and both domestic and multinational companies’ awareness rate is increasing continuously regarding this matter. But this results in an increase at court workload especially regarding IP related disputes causing slowdown at legal system in countries which has a developing industry like Turkey.

Read more: Mandatory Mediation for Intellectual Property Disputes in Turkey as a Pre-Trial Dispute Resolution...

Sezer & Utkaner Law Firm at a Glance

Founding purpose of Sezer & Utkaner Law Firm is to provide legal services based on experience, detailed research and extensive knowledge to our clients expeditiously and operably.

When our partners decided to establish Sezer&Utkaner Law Firm in 2010, they realized that individuals and companies have difficulties in reaching the law, the rules cannot be internalized in practice since the law is only seen as a set of rules, individuals and companies take legal support only when a problem arises and have only one initial and final meeting with their lawyers for their problems. Therefore, our Law Firm set out to find a solution for all these issues.

Sezer & Utkaner Law Firm, established with the aim of achieving this goal, carries out its work with young and dynamic team members in a way that the clients can access at any time and get legal service in a long-term trust relationship with rendering legal services to our Client's mainly at Intellectual Property Rights, Corporate Law, Labor Law in Turkey, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria. We also highly value the importance of education therefore our lawyers are continuosly being trained extensively in order to keep up with latest legislations and developments especially at IP and IT sector.

Our Law Firm’s practice is not to send the legislative provisions to our clients and leave them alone with these provisions; but to apply these provisions together to the dispute with them and follow up at any time and to create solutions by creating different legal approaches to the problems with saving maximum time and achieving maximum benefit for them.

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