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A quick look at Taiwan’s Cyber Security Management Act Enforcement Rules

The Cyber Security Management Act Enforcement Rules (the “Enforcement Rules”) define reporting requirements, duties regarding subcontracting, the content of information security policies, major security incidents, and responses to security incidents. The Enforcement Rules were issued by Taiwan’s Executive Yuan under authority delegated to the executive branch by the Legislature in the Cyber Security Management Act. [...]

2017 Data protection enforcement decisions by Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (the “FSC”) continues to be the only regulatory agency in Taiwan that regularly publishes its data protection enforcement decisions. This update summarizes the FSC’s 2017 data protection decisions. Please see this feature from last year that explains Taiwan’s data protection regulatory regime and discusses the FSC’s 16 decisions between 2012 and [...]

Taiwan enacts Cyber Security Management Act

Taiwan’s legislature enacted the Cyber Security Management Act (the “Act”) in early May 2018. The Act was published by the Presidential Office in June and will take force on a date to be announced by the Executive Yuan. This introduction to the Act begins with a discussion of the background, policies and definitions in the [...]

Data protection enforcement decisions by Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission

Taiwan has had data protection laws since the mid-1990s, but a new era in data protection began in October of 2012 when the Personal Information Protection Act of 2010 (the “PIPA”) took force. Enforcement of the PIPA is dispersed. Instead of having a single data protection authority (DPA), central government regulators share responsibility for enforcing [...]

Personal information concerns when conducting due diligence

Transactional attorneys are intimately familiar with due diligence requests (“DDR”). A prospective buyer (“Buyer”) will typically deliver to a target company (“Target”) a DDR which includes a section requesting information related to a Target’s employees and the circumstances of their employment. In Taiwan, we advise Buyers to take steps to ensure they do not inadvertently collect such [...]

2016 Taiwan data protection and privacy overviews

Winkler Partners’ Chen Hui-ling and Michael Fahey have contributed overviews of data protection and privacy in Taiwan to Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law. These resources are drafted in a question and answer format that allows practitioners to easily compare Taiwanese data protection and privacy laws to the corresponding laws in other jurisdictions. The data protection overview [...]

Chen Hui-ling contributes article to Privacy Laws & Business

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 [...]

Amendments to Taiwan data protection law take effect

Amendments to Articles 6-8, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 41, 45, 53, and 54 of Taiwan’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA“) took force on 15 March 2016. The most important change is that Taiwan now has enhanced protection for special categories of sensitive data. At the same time, compliance with Taiwan’s data protection rules has [...]

Taiwan Personal Information Protection Act amended

Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed a bill amending the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) on 15 December 2015. The bill was the first amendment to the PIPA since it took effect in 2012. In 2012, the Executive Yuan declined to put Articles 6 and 54 of the PIPA into force on grounds of administrative impracticability. In [...]

WP welcomes Ling-ying Hsu and Teresa Wang

We recently welcomed two new additions to our growing corporate practice. Ling-ying Hsu has experience both in a professional firm and as in-house counsel, where she was charged with overseeing corporate governance, and the incorporation and dissolution of subsidiaries. Ling-ying also has considerable knowledge of licensing matters, particularly in the software and entertainment industries. Ling-ying [...]

 

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