Data Protection Act Implementation Delayed

by WP

The Chinese-language United Daily News reports that People First Party Legislator Lee Tung-Hao has filed a complaint with the Control Yuan against the Executive Yuan and the Ministry of Justice. Lee claims that the Executive Yuan and the Ministry are unlawfully delaying implementation of the Personal Information Protection Act. The Act was passed by the Legislature nearly two years ago in April of 2010 but the Executive Yuan has yet to announce its operative date.

The Ministry of Justice explained that it issued its draft Enforcement Regulations for public comment last October.

After receiving 97 recommendations from 27 banks on additions or amendments to the draft Enforcement Regulations, the Ministry reported to the Executive Yuan in February and was instructed to submit its evaluation of the public response to the Enforcement Regulations this month.

The Taiwanese media reported in February that the premier had targeted implementation by July.

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