Turkish DPA's landmark Amazon TR Ruling
Güncelleme tarihi: 14 May 2020
The Board of Turkish Data Protection Authority has imposed a total of 1.200.000 TL (160K €) fine against Amazon Turkey for sending commercial electronic messages to users without their consent, bundling signing up to the services as a prerequisite for providing consent, transferring personal data without obtaining explicit consent of the users and for failing to provide information in accordance with Law and regarding data processing with cookies.It's not only a decision to fine a tech giant for the authority but also an opportunity to show his teeth to data controllers about the Authority's perspective about electronic messaging and cookie use (first of its kind) in Turkey.
The translation will help international privacy pros around the world who are fancy to find out the details and to have an opinion about this landmark decision and so they can understand how the legislation is interpreted about certain issues such as explicit consent, conditions for processing, electronic communications, monitoring technologies (i.e. cookies).
You may download the unofficial translation of the full summary (in English) by clicking the file below.