Cybercrimes in Turkish Criminal Law and European Convention on Cybercrime

Information technologies and the Internet, which entered our lives rapidly towards the end of the last century and continue to develop at the same pace, find a place for themselves in every aspect of daily life today. Although the informatics world has made human life extremely easy with innovations, our personal data have also been transferred to the cyber environment as a result of this situation. The fact that the information systems contain such a large data pool and the ability to hide identity have paved the way for the increase of actions that will cause illegal results. As a result of the increase in these actions, the concept of "cybercrime" has come into our lives and the necessity to make regulations in this field with both domestic laws and international conventions has emerged in order to protect the victims of these crimes. 


E-Hearing period in judicial proceedings has started

With the Covid-19 outbreak, rapid developments were occured in the transition to electronic hearing within the scope of the measures taken in courthouses. The e-Hearing system, which was developed by the Ministry of Justice and provides the opportunity to participate in the hearings with video conferencing, was a big step in terms of reducing the judicial costs as well as protecting the parties from coronavirus.


27th IraSME Call for transnational R&D Projects

IraSME, a network of funding programmes from different countries supporting SMEs research and development projects, announced that 31 March 2021 is the deadline of application for 27th IraSME Call for transnational R&D projects. In this brochure, we will try to explain the details of 27th IraSME Call for Proposals.   

The EU-UK agreement on data transfer

The most important provision of the TCA regarding data protection sets out that personal data may be transferred from the EU to the UK with no further guarantees for a period of four months (the bridge) from the end of the transitional period, that is from 1 January 2021. It was also agreed that this temporary period will be automatically extended by a further period of two months unless either the EU or the UK declares otherwise.

ECJ Declares the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Shield Framework Invalid

ECJ, judgment of 16.07.2020 C-311/18 ("Schrems II")

Data transfers from the EU to the US have always been a difficult process from a legal point of view. The ECJ has now struck down a data privacy pack used to establish an adequate level of data protection – the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Shield.

Liability of the operator of a website for the Facebook “Like Button”

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled on the long-discussed question of whether and how website operators can integrate the Facebook Like button (so-called “social plug-in”) in accordance with data protection requirements.Th ECJ’s investigation results from a legal dispute between the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia and a subsidiary of Peek & Cloppenburg KG.