Social network providers will submit the first report to BTK this month


AA | Tuesday, June 01, 2021 – 17:46 | Last Updated: 01 06 2021 – 17:46

This month, social network providers will submit their first reports on applications to remove content and block access, alleging violations of personality rights, to the Information Technologies and Communications Authority.

The Law No. 7253, known as the “social media law” in the public, on the “Amendment of the Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts Made on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed Through These Broadcasts” entered into force on October 1, 2020.

Social network providers with more than 1 million daily access from Turkey will also submit a report to the BTK this month, while fulfilling their obligations to appoint a representative under the said law.

The first reporting will be made by social network providers regarding the applications of natural and legal persons, institutions and organizations claiming that their personal rights have been violated. The report will include statistical and categorical information on applications to remove content and/or block access.

Within the scope of the law, social media companies will respond to applications made in Turkish in Turkish.

Applications regarding violations of personal rights and privacy will be responded to within 48 hours by the social network provider. Social media companies will publish a report on the applications in question every 6 months.

Despite the court decision, social networks that do not remove illegal content within 24 hours will be liable for the damage.

In addition, social media companies will take the necessary measures to keep the data of users in Turkey in Turkey.