The Turkish Competition Authority publishes guidelines on the examination of digital data during on-site inspections

Introduction Article 15 of Law on the Protection of Competition numbered 4054 (“Law”) authorizes the Competition Authority (“Authority”) to conduct on-site inspections at the undertakings’ premises if deemed necessary in carrying out the duties assigned to it by the Law. Pursuant to the relevant Article, competition experts employed by the Competition Board (“Board”) are authorized to: Examine the books, all types of data and documents of undertakings and associations of undertakings kept on physical or electronic media and in information systems, and make copies and take physical samples thereof; Request written or oral statement on particular issues; and Perform on-site examinations of any assets of the undertakings. Based on the aforementioned provision, the Authority frequently

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Can Yıldız, The Turkish Competition Authority publishes guidelines on the examination of digital data during on-site inspections, 8 October 2020, e-Competitions November 2020 - II, Art. N° 97796

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