According to Article 16 of the Law No. 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data ("Law"), real or legal persons processing personal data must register with the Data Controllers' Registry (VERBIS) before processing personal data. The Turkish Personal Data Protection Board extended the deadlines of the VERBIS registration as a result of the requests based on that relevant data controllers were unable to complete the necessary preparations for registration and register with VERBIS on time because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The decision has been announced on 23 June 2020 on its website.
As per the decision numbered 2020/482, the deadlines are as below.
Data controllers that fail to fulfill their VERBIS registration and notification obligations may be subject to administrative fines under the Law. In this context, all relevant data controllers must complete their VERBIS registrations by the deadlines above.
The relevant announcement is available here.