Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş
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Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş is a managing associate in Gün + Partners and she has been with the firm since 2007. Her practice focuses on data protection and privacy, corporate and M&A, life sciences, competition law.
Begüm deals with all aspects of data protection and privacy, including supervising and conducting data privacy compliance projects, advising multinational clients their activities on a day to day basis. She has sector specific knowledge (i.e. healthcare/ pharmaceuticals/medical devices, telecoms, banking) and advise clients on newly developed devices/apps to ensure compliance. Begüm advises clients on international data transfer of personal data and represents clients before the Turkish DPA. She assists clients in data breach notifications and investigations, provides appeal strategies to object to Turkish DPA decisions rendered against our clients. Begüm represents multinational companies operating in various industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, retail, banking and automotive industry. She holds Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and she is one of the co-chairs of IAPP Knowledgenet Istanbul Chapter.
Begüm led several M&A projects and assisted various local and foreign companies during incorporation of their partnership in special projects which may also include transfer of technology, know-how and thus needs protection in this respect. She drafted and negotiated several joint-venture agreements, shareholders agreement, share pledge and voting agreements.
Having wide range of experience in pharmaceutical and medical device industry, Begum advised and represented several multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies on their new establishments and projects in Turkey. Her experiences in this industry include marketing authorization and asset transfers, corporate restructuring projects, negotiating distributorship agreements and termination of these agreements, and advising on localisation projects.
She has a wide range of experience in competition law related matters. In addition to consultancy services and trainings, she is also representing clients before the TCA about notifications and investigations.
Cookies & Similar Technologies in Turkey
OneTrust DataGuidance - Guidance Notes, Co-Author, 30.10.2020
Turkish Data Localization Rules in Effect for Social Media Companies
IAPP - Privacy Tracker, Co-Author, 14.10.2020
ICTA’s Decision on Social Network Providers
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 13.10.2020
COVID-19 and Personal Data Protection
Itechlaw - Open Forum, Co-Author, 25.09.2020
Turkey’s New Data Storage and Transfer Requirements for Banks
IAPP - Privacy Tracker, Co-Author, 24.09.2020
Amendments to the Law No: 5651 Concerning Social Media
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 11.08.2020
“New Normal” After COVID-19 - Immunity Certificates
Dünya Gazetesi, Author, 11.06.2020
Judicial Remedy Against Decisions Issued by Turkish Data Protection Board
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 13.05.2020
An Alternative to Data Transfers Abroad: Binding Corporate Rules
Gün + Partners, Author, 16.04.2020
Processing of Personal Data in COVID-19 Outbreak
Gün + Partners, Author, 18.03.2020
Amendment on Commercial Communication Regulation in Turkey
Gün + Partners, Author, 17.01.2020
Latest Development on Data Localization Requirements in Turkey
IAPP - Privacy Tracker, Author, 16.12.2019
IP in Business Transactions 2019 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 09.09.2019
Data Protection in Life Sciences Industry of Turkey
BIOLEGIS, Author, 09.09.2019
Turkey’s BTK Imposes Data Localization Requirements on E-SIM Technologies
IAPP – Privacy Tracker, Author, 20.05.2019
Corporate Governance in Turkey
Legal500 – The In-House Lawyer, Co-Author, 04.03.2019
Privacy Issues in M&A Transactions in Turkey
Practical Law, Author, 16.01.2019
2019 Legislative Predictions for Turkey
IAPP – Privacy Tracker, Author, 08.01.2019
Board Decisions on the Obligation to Register to the Data Controllers Registry
Gün + Partners, Author, 11.09.2018
In-vehicle emergency call systems in Turkey
IAPP-Privacy Tracker, Author, 18.06.2018
Progress on the Horizon, Turkey Chapter
The Oath, Author, 10.01.2017
Turkey’s Court of Constitution Officially Recognizes Right to be Forgotten
IAPP Privacy Tracker, Author, 12.10.2016
Obligation of Notification of Personal Data Violations to Turkish DPA
Cloud Privacy Check, Author, 16.09.2019
Current Developments in the Light of the Final Board Decisions, IAPP KnowledgeNet Istanbul Chapter Webinar, Moderator, 22.05.2020
Current Developments in the Light of the Final Board Decisions, Gün + Partners Webinar, Moderator, 21.05.2020
Current Developments on Data Protection within the Scope of COVID-19, Gün + Partners Webinar, Moderator, 22.04.2020
Data Protection, IAPP - Conversations on Data Protection, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 16.10.2019.
Data Protection, Facebook – Turkey, Tech and Policy Meeting, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, May 16, 2019.
Processing Personal Health Data in Life Science under the GDPR and Turkish Law on Protection of Personal Data, Biolegis Meeting 2018, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, September 13-14, 2018.
Are we making the most of our data? Managing IP TMT Forum London, Moderator, London, UK, May 19, 2016
Requirements of law for compliance in terms of Cloud Computing contracts, 2nd Cloud Computing Forum, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, May, 2016
- International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Istanbul KnowledgeNet Co-chair
- International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW), Data Protection Committee
- EuroCloud, Cloud Privacy Check
- 2007, International Commercial Law, Bournemouth University, UK LLM
- 2005, Faculty of Law, İstanbul University, İstanbul LL.B.
- 2001, Gemlik Celal Bayar Anadolu Lisesi, Bursa