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    Lawyers Elif Aksöz

    Elif obtained her law degree from Istanbul Bilgi University as an “Honor Student” with full scholarship and graduated from Ted Istanbul College as a “High Honor Student”. She holds a certificate on “Corporate Law and Governance” issued by London School of Economics.

    Elif is currently pursuing her master’s degree (LL.M.) on Business Law in Istanbul Bilgi University Law School.

    She currently pursues her work on data protection law, internet law, media law, information technologies, cyber-security law, intellectual property law and commercial contracts. She closely works with startups, venture capitals and technology companies particularly within mergers and acquisitions and compliance projects.

    Elif participated in a plethora of acquisition projects in different sectors including games, e-transformation, information technologies, tourism and leisure and took part in Turkey’s most sizable transactions. She has also provided support to many of Gökçe’s notable clients as a part of the data protection team, who are leaders in their sectors.

    Since January 2017, she has been working as a member of TMC & Privacy team.


    Practice Areas & Work Department

    Fintech

    Media & Entertainment

    Startup Law & Entrepreneurship

    Technology & Telecoms

     

    Languages

    English

     

    Memberships

    Istanbul Bar Association

    NIS2 Directive: New Cyber Security Rules in the EU

    The NIS 2 Directive on the security of networks and information systems adopted by the European Commission was published in the European Union (EU) Official Journal on 27 December 2022 and entered into force on 16 January 2023. The NIS2 Directive aims to harmonize cybersecurity regulations and the implementation of cybersecurity measures in member states. In this context, the NIS2 Directive constitutes a significant step towards strengthening cyber security in EU.
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    NIS2 Direktifi: AB’de Yeni Siber Güvenlik Kuralları

    NIS2 Direktifi: AB’de Yeni Siber Güvenlik Kuralları Avrupa Komisyonu tarafından kabul edilen ağ ve bilgi sistemlerinin güvenliğine ilişkin NIS 2 Direktifi 27 Aralık 2022 tarihinde Avrupa Birliği (AB) Resmî Gazetesi’nde yayımlandı ve 16 Ocak 2023’te yürürlüğe girdi. NIS2 Direktifi, üye devletlerde siber güvenlik düzenlemelerini ve siber güvenlik önlemlerinin uygulanmasını uyumlu hale getirmeyi amaçlıyor. Bu kapsamda NIS2 Direktifi, AB’de siber güvenliği güçlendirme yönünde atılmış oldukça önemli bir adım.
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    Açık Bankacılık Hizmetlerine İlişkin Rehber Yayımlandı

    Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası (TCMB), 30 Aralık 2022 tarihinde açık bankacılık hizmetleri hakkında “Ödeme Hizmetlerinde Veri Paylaşım Servislerine İlişkin Rehber” (Rehber) yayımladı. Açık bankacılık (Open banking / open bank data), müşterilere daha iyi ve hızlı hizmetler sunulmasını amaçlayan bir hizmet türü. Bu kapsamda, müşterinin açık rızasıyla finansal sistemlerde yer alan verileri, üçüncü taraf hizmet sağlayıcıların erişimine açılır. Açık bankacılık hizmeti ile müşteriler finansal hesaplarında yer alan tüm verilerine tek ekran üzerinden erişim sağlayıp, işlemlerini gerçekleştirebilirler. Türkiye’de ise açık bankacılık hizmetleri, TCMB tarafından düzenlenip denetlenmekte.
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    Guide to Open Banking Services is Published

    The Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye (TCMB) has published the “Guide to Data Sharing Services in Payment Services” (Guide) on “open banking” services on 30 December 2022. Open banking (open bank data) aims to provide better and faster services to customers. In this context, it ensures that the data in the financial system is made available to third-party service providers with the explicit consent of the customer. Open banking services allows customers to access all data in their financial accounts from a single screen and initiate their transactions. Moreover, open banking services in Turkey are regulated and supervised by the TCMB.
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    Artificial Intelligence: New Day New Developments

    Artificial intelligence is used in a wide range of capacities in business today and it is already fundamentally changing almost every business activity. In general, AI refers to any sort of computer software that performs humanlike tasks like planning, learning, and problem-solving.
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    Yapay Zekâ: Her Güne Yeni Bir Gelişme

    Yapay zekâ günümüzde birçok farklı sektörde kullanılmaya ve neredeyse her ticari faaliyeti temelden değiştirmeye başladı. Genel olarak tanımlamak gerekirse, yapay zekâ, planlama, öğrenme ve problem çözme gibi insani görevleri yerine getiren her türlü bilgisayar yazılımı olarak ifade edilebilir.
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    Fan Tokens from a Legal Perspective

    As fan tokens have developed into a tool that enables fans to demonstrate and strengthen the bond they have formed with their clubs, we are witnessing that many sports clubs, both abroad and in our country, have their own fan tokens. In this article, we examined fan tokens from a legal standpoint.
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    Hukuki Perspektiften Taraftar Tokenleri

    Taraftar tokenlerinin taraftarların kulüpleriyle kurdukları bağı göstermesine ve güçlendirmesine olanak sağlayan bir araç haline gelmesiyle birlikte hem yurt dışında hem de ülkemizde pek çok spor kulübünün kendisine ait taraftar tokenine sahip olduğunu görüyoruz. Bu yazımızda taraftar tokenlarını hukuki perspektiften sizler için analiz ettik.
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    Usufruct Right on Registered Shares in Joint Stock Companies

    The right of usufruct is a real right granting its holder full power to benefit from the subject of the right. This right can be established over movables, immovables, or other rights or assets. It follows naturally that a usufruct right can be established on the company share as well. Establishing the usufruct right on company shares are regulated under Turkish Commercial Code (Law No. 6102) (“TCC”). While there are several reasons for granting a usufruct right over company shares, one commonly encountered scenario is the shareholder granting the usufruct rights to its creditors for its debts.
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    Latest European Court of Justice Ruling on Dereferencing from Search Engines

    A significant decision was published by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 8 December 2022. The decision concerns search engine operators with respect to processing requests for dereferencing webpages and image thumbnails, along with the burden of proof regarding the dereferencing.
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    Green Light to Cryptocurrency Payments from Brazil

    Brazil's Chamber of Deputies has approved the bill titled “(PL) 4.041/2021” (Bill) regulating the cryptocurrency industry in the country. Once the Bill enters into force, all cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, will be able to be used as a means of payment in the country.
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