Law and Regulation
The Working Group has discussed its agenda items from a legal perspective and contributed to the formation of YASED's opinions on these issues since 2008. In this respect, in 2019the Group conveyed opinions and contributed to the activities carried out in public institutions regarding many subjects, especially to the Omnibus Bills, the National Intellectual Rights Strategy and Action Plan and International Data Transfer. Upon the request of the Presidential Council of Economic Policies, the study titled "The Problems Faced by Investors in Legal and Bureaucratic Processes" was carried out and shared with the Council. Besides, the group was also actively involved in the Working Group of Investment Environment Framework Subjects under YOIKK activities. In this sense, our institutions is considered a relevant institution for the activities intended for preparing "Framework legislation on the protection of private investments and investors" and works in cooperation with the Presidency of Turkey, Presidency of Strategy and Budget, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Investment Office, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Justice and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology.
The Group welcomes the action plan prescribing that the Law on the Protection of Personal Data (LPPD) No. 6698 will be updated by considering the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as indicated in the 11th Development Plan. Compliance with GDPR and international data transfer considered among the most important topics by our international investors has turned into the most important field of activity for the group. In this context, the Group closely worked with the Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK). A series of workshops were organized with the Authority especially to ensure that the Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) be enforced within our Law. In addition to the BCRs, a study was conveyed to the Authority regarding other types of data transfer applicable within the scope of the GDPR.
Similarly, an information meeting was held for our members regarding the Data Controllers’ Registry (VERBIS) registration process and matters to be considered within the scope of the Law on the Protection of Personal Data. Regarding Intellectual Property Rights, opinions were conveyed for the National Intellectual Rights Strategy and Action Plan as stated above. Also after the EU Progress Report, our members’ opinions and suggestions regarding the intellectual and industrial rights were shared with the EU Delegation Furthermore, we attended the 9th EU-Turkey IPR Working Group Meeting held in January. On March 5 2020, the group realized the second Conference on LPPD & GDPR Conference. Besides, the group plans to carry out activities on e-commerce message permissions, arbitration, competition law and IT law for our members.
WORKING GROUP MEMBERS:
Consists of 3M, Abbvie, Adecco, Aegon, Akenerji, Aksigorta, ALJ Holding, Amazon Turkey, Amgen, Anadolu Efes, Apple, Artsana Turkey (Chıcco), Astellas Pharma, Astrazeneca, Atasun, Avivasa, Avon, Axa Sigorta, BASF, Bayer, Benetton, Boehringer İngelheim, Borçelik, Bosch, BP, British American Tobacco, BSH, Bunge Gıda, Candy Hoover, Cargill, Carrefoursa, Cengiz Makine, Chubb European Group, Clariant, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Credit Suisse, Crif, D-Market (Hepsiburada), Deloitte, Denge (Mazars), DFDS, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Lojistik Hizmetleri, DHL Worldwide Express, Dow Kimya, Duracell, Edenred, Emaar, Enercon, Expanscience, Experian, EY Türkiye, Ferrero, Ford Otosan, Fresenius, Fritolay (Pepsıco), Gama Enerji, Georg Fischer Hakan Plastik, Getir, Glaxosmithkline (GSK), Goodyear, HDI Sigorta, HP Bilgisayar, HSBC, Huawei, İbrahim Etem – Menarini, ING, İpragaz, Iron Mountain, ISS, JP Morgan Chase Bank, JTI, Jungheinrich, Karcher, Koç Finansal Hizmetler (Yapı Ve Kredi Bankası), Konut Kredisi Com Tr (Hesap Kurdu), KPMG, Li&Fung, Lilly İlaç, L'oreal, Manpower, Mapfre, Mars Sinema, Media Markt, Medtronic, Mercedes-Benz, Metlife, Metro Grosmarket, Microsoft, Migros, Mondelez International, MSD Turkey, MUFG Bank, Multinet, Mutlu Akü, Nazalı Avukatlık Ortaklığı, Nestle, Nike, NN Hayat Ve Emeklilik, Novo Nordisk, Odea Bank, Organik Holding, Oyak Renault, Perfetti Van Melle, Petrol Ofisi, Pfizer, Philip Morris, Polat Enerji, P&G, Pronet, PwC, QNB Finansbank, Ravago, Renault Mais , Roche, Samsung, Sanofi, SAP, Securitas, Sephora, Shaya Kahve, Shell Türkiye, Sicpa, Siemens Mobility, Siemens Sanayi, Signify, Socar Aliağa Liman İşletmeciliği, Socar Turkey Enerji, Sodexo Avantaj, Sony, Specialty Products (Dupont Grubu), Standard Chartered, Takeda, Tetrapak, TNT, Tofaş, Toyota, Travelex, Turkcell, Tüprag, Türk Henkel, Türk Nippon Sigorta, Türk Philips, Türk Prysmian Kablo, Türk Telekom, Unilever, UPS, Vaıllant, Valeo Otomotiv, Vanguard Turkey Lojistik, Vodafone, White&Case, Yemek Sepeti.