Taiwan Data Protection Regime: CDPA to PIPA

Taiwan’s data protection regime will undergo a sea change when the new Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) comes into effect. That is supposed to be in January of 2012, but may be delayed depending on public reaction to the draft enforcement rules now under discussion by committees of experts.
The Personal Information Protection Act is intended as as a complete overhaul of the limited privacy regime Taiwan created in 1985 by enacting the Computer Processed Personal Data Protection Act (CDPA) back in 1995.
Please download the attached overview of the transition from the CDPA to the PIPA. For a useful regional perspective that puts Taiwan’s new PIPA into a wider context, please also see Graham Greenleaf’s Asia-Pacific Data Privacy: 2011, Year of Revolution?
Overview of Data Protection Regime in Taiwan