How an Internet Portal Company Complies with the new 'Personal Data Protection Act' in Taiwan
Jessica Pong, Legal Manager, Yamedia, Taiwan
With the rapid growth of internet access, collection, process and utilization of personal data, internet companies have become a controversial issue for individuals, multinational companies and even governments around the world. Unlike EU adopted Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and the OECD guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Trans-border Flows of Personal Data, Taiwan was still assuming an 'industry self-regulation' approach to the issue of online personal data collection for the past decade. While there was no direct law applicable to protect the personal information sharing consumer's personal data (disclosed) during online activities, the “Computer - Processed Personal Data Protection Act “(hereinafter referred to as the CPPDPA 95’) promulgated in 1995 offered limited protection to various kinds of personal information in Taiwan.
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