The Public Announcement of the Personal Data Protection Authority on 19 June 2023

The Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) has published a Public Announcement on its website on 19 June 2023 where it states that despite the several news on various news channels and social media platforms that the personal data of citizens are leaked from public institutions, no data breach notification has been made so far in this respect from the public institutions.

The Authority also announced that due to the similar news on the media before, the Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”), pursuant to its duties and powers granted by Article 22 of the Personal Data Protection Law numbered 6698, has initiated an ex officio inspection regarding the relevant issue and the inspection is in proceed in coordination with the related public institutions.