Panel/Talk Protecting my personal Information in thegovernment through Privacy advocacies: taking digital ID lawsuit case in Taiwan as example

Open Culture Foundation

SzuHui Huang, Project Coordinator, Open Culture Foundation
Pamela Huang, Exco Member, Judicial Reform Foundation and Senior Attorney, Formosa Transnational

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2023 (Day 3)
  • 11:15 – 12:45 hrs (GMT+7)
  • UNISERV CMU – Fai Kham Room

In 2019, the Taiwanese government launched their digital ID plan, however, it raised many concerns from academia, CSOs and different parties as the government was only focused on tool implementation yet ignored the risks of data security and the importance of legal system setting. This plan was suspended in early 2021 by a series of actions from CSOs during 2019-2021, especially the lawsuit to the government by JRF and TAHR highly arised the public’s awareness in their privacy and personal information. This session will use this case as a lens to introduce the privacy related law framework in Taiwan and its challenges. Furthermore, analyzing the process to see what the key successful factors were to make these legal reform changes and take them as the mid-long term strategy for CSOs.

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