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  • Tittle: Strengthening the Security of Taiwanese Citizens’ Personal Data Ministry of the Interior Joins Global CAPE
  • UpdateDate: 2024.06.18      

To strengthen the security of personal data for Taiwanese citizens, the Ministry of the Interior, along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Justice, and 16 other privacy enforcement agencies, was granted approval in March 2024 to join the Global Cooperation Arrangement for Privacy Enforcement (Global CAPE). Through this arrangement, the agencies can collaborate with international partners via transnational judicial jurisdiction to jointly promote cross-border privacy enforcement collaboration, actively combatting criminal activities such as unlawful invasions of personal data.

 

Highlighting the accelerating pace of digitalization around the world, the Ministry of the Interior emphasized the growing demand for cross-border data transmission. Given that incidents of personal data breaches frequently involve foreign elements, mutual assistance and cooperation through transnational judicial jurisdiction are essential for effectively addressing unlawful activities and preventing further infringements. Notably, jurisdictions including the United States, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, the Dubai International Financial Centre, and Bermuda have already become participants in the Global CAPE. Through ongoing exchange and interaction, this collaboration aims to strengthen cross-border enforcement and provide professional insights into privacy and personal data protection.

 

The Ministry of the Interior added that it will continue to align with the latest international legal frameworks and practices, further enhancing the protection of citizens’ information privacy rights, fostering a robust foundation for cross-border digital trade, and promoting the flourishing development of Taiwan’s digital economy.