Serap Zuvin and Aybala Kurtuldu write:
An emerging country with a big appetite for development, Turkey has made many legislative changes over the last decade.
Turkey has introduced a Law on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce (“Law”) which prohibits companies from sending informational marketing SMSs to consumers; however, in practice, the consumers still cannot opt out of receiving such SMSs because there is no legislation in Turkey regarding data protection. Companies continue to freely use consumers’ information for commercial purposes. This has triggered the discussion about new data protection legislation.
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