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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Taiwan Ministry of Justice Considers ‘Right to be Forgotten and of Erasure’

Although Taiwan’s long-awaited Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA) is not yet in force, the Chinese-language United Daily News reports that the Ministry of Justice is already planning to revise it. According to the UDN,  Chen Wei-lian, the director of the Ministry’s Department of Legal Affairs, recently led a delegation to the European Union to learn [...]

Amendments to Long-Delayed Data Protection Law Proposed

The Chinese-language United Daily News is reporting that the Ministry of Justice sent a bill to amend the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) to the Executive Yuan last Wednesday. The Act became law nearly two years ago but has yet to take effect. According to the report, the draft bill would eliminate the requirement in [...]

Data Protection Act Implementation Delayed

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 [...]

Draft Rules for Personal Information Privacy Act

Partner Chen Hui-ling’s report on the draft enforcement rules to Taiwan’s new Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) has been published by Privacy Laws & Business in the December issue of their International Report. The report may be downloaded here (see p. 2). The draft enforcement rules have 52 articles. Key topics treated in the report [...]

 

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