Chen Hui-ling contributes article to Privacy Laws & Business

by WP

Partner Chen Hui-ling has contributed an article on Taiwan’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) to Privacy Laws & Business‘ International Report. Privacy Laws & Business provides an independent privacy laws information service to many of the world’s largest companies, specialist lawyers and has over 2000 clients in 53 countries since its founding in 1987.

In her article, Hui-ling explains that the amendments that came into force on 15 March 2016 are a weakening of what some have called ‘the strictest privacy law in the world’, and go some way to striking a balance between data privacy and reasonable use. The amendments included the addition of several new types of sensitive information such as medical records that are not allowed to be collected, processed or used and outline ways in which consent may be granted by the data subject. She concludes by stating that while Taiwan’s recent amendments show that Taiwan is committed to meeting international standards,  it is doing so cautiously and not taking the opportunity to innovate.

You can read the full article here.

For more information on data protection or privacy matters in Taiwan, please contact Chen Hui-ling at or +886 223112345 ext. 555.