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E-Commerce Legislation

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E-commerce legislation begins with the "Law on Consumer Protection" dated 8 March 1995 and continues with the "Regulation on the Amendment of the Regulation on Electronic Commerce Service Providers and Intermediary Service Providers", which entered into force on 15 February 2019. In about 15 years, 22 different laws, regulations, communiqués and regulations on e-commerce have come into force.
E-commerce legislation refers to all laws and regulations in force regarding e-commerce. These laws and regulations contain the principles and procedures applied by the state for nationwide or cross-border e-commerce.
The process related to e-commerce is a dynamic one. For this reason, legislation is also moving. E-commerce legislation also varies according to the developing technology, new e-commerce techniques and new programs. Some laws are directly related to e-commerce. Some of them point to the application areas of companies or companies related to e-commerce in general country trade.
Turkey in e-commerce on the principles and procedures governing all legislative work in chronological order and contains all of the laws and regulations in force following prerequisites;
• "Law on Consumer Protection" No. 4077, published in the Official Gazette No. 22221 of 08/03/1995.
• "Electronic Signature Law" No. 5070, published in the Official Gazette dated 23/01/2004 and numbered 25355.
• "Law on Regulating Publications Made on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed Through These Publications" numbered 5651 published in the Official Gazette dated 04/05/2007 and numbered 26530.
• "Regulation on the Procedure and by no means on the Regulation of Publications Made on the Internet" published in the Official Gazette dated 30/11/2007 and numbered 26716.
• "Electronic Communications Law" No. 5809, published in the Official Gazette No. 27050 dated 10/11/2008.
• Law No. 6563 on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce, published in the Official Gazette No. 29166 dated 05/11/2014
• "Distance Contracts Regulation" published in the Official Gazette dated 27/11/2014 and numbered 29188
• “Distance Contracts Regulation on Financial Services” published by the Ministry of Customs and Trade in the Official Gazette dated 31/01/2015 and numbered 29253.
• "Regulation on Commercial Communication and Commercial Electronic Messages" published in the Official Gazette dated 15/07/2015 and numbered 29417 by the Ministry of Customs and Trade.
• "Regulation on Electronic Commerce Service Providers and Intermediary Service Providers" published by the Ministry of Customs and Trade in the Official Gazette No. 29457 dated 26/08/2015
• "Law on Protection of Personal Data" No. 6698, published in the Official Gazette No. 29677 dated 07/04/2016
• "Communiqué on the Stamp of Trust in Electronic Commerce" published by the Ministry of Customs and Trade in the Official Gazette dated 06/06/2017 and numbered 30088
• "Communiqué on Electronic Commerce Information System and Notification Obligations" published by the Ministry of Customs and Trade in the Official Gazette dated 11/08/2017 and numbered 30151.
• "Regulation on Deletion, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data" published in the Official Gazette dated 28/10/2017 and numbered 30224 by the Ministry of Customs and Trade.
• "Regulation on the Registry of Data Controllers" published in the Official Gazette dated 30/12/2017 and numbered 30286
• The "Communiqué on Amendment to the General Implementation Communiqué on Value Added Tax" published in the Official Gazette dated 31/01/2018 and numbered 30318
• Decision of the High Planning Council dated 31/01/2018 and numbered 2018/1, "Communiqué on e-Export Strategy and Action Plan (2018-2020)" published in the Official Gazette No. 30324 dated February 6, 2018.
• "Communiqué on the Application Procedure and in no terms of the Data Controller" published in the Official Gazette dated 10/03/2018 and numbered 30356
• The decision regarding "Taking the principle decision to prevent the forwarding of advertisement notifications / calls by data controllers and data processors to the e-mail addresses of the concerned persons or to mobile phones by SMS or calls" published in the Official Gazette dated 01/11/2018 and numbered 30582
• Communiqué on the Amendment of the Communiqué on the Electronic Commerce Information System and Notification Obligations published in the Official Gazette No. 30687 dated 15/02/2019
• "Communiqué on Amendment to the General Implementation Communiqué on Value Added Tax" published by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance (Revenue Administration) in the Official Gazette dated 15/02/2019 and numbered 30687.
• "Regulation Amending the Regulation on Electronic Commerce Service Providers and Intermediary Service Providers" published by the Ministry of Commerce in the Official Gazette dated 15/02/2019 and numbered 30687.
Source: https://ticaret.gov.tr


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