The National Institute of Information Security held an unveiling ceremony yesterday, and Zheng Wencan, Vice President of the Executive Yuan, attended and delivered a speech.
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[Reporter Xu Ziling/Taipei Report] The National Institute of Information Security held an unveiling ceremony yesterday. Zheng Wencan, Vice President of the Executive Yuan and Chief of Information Security, delivered a speech saying that there have been major personal data leaks in the public and private sectors recently, including car rental companies. According to the personal information law, the maximum fine can only be 200,000 yuan. The research and revision of the law will promote two major tasks, increase the penalties, and implement an independent supervision mechanism for personal data protection.
Zheng Wencan said that after he took office, Chen Jianren, the dean, instructed him to implement the information security law and the personal data law. Recently, there have been several major personal data leakage incidents in the public and private sectors. The government will deal with them quickly and effectively, and adopt pre-event protection and post-event processing.
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Zheng Wencan pointed out that the Political Yuan has formulated a new approach regarding the handling of personal data leaks. The administrative inspection team will conduct administrative inspections together with the Information Security Institute within three days, and an investigation report on personal data leaks will be made within ten days. Make disciplinary decisions within.
He mentioned that the personal information law imposes a maximum fine of 200,000 yuan on non-government agencies. After evaluation, the National Development Council and the Ministry of Digital Affairs believe that the penalty is too light, and will promote amendments to increase the penalty. In particular, all walks of life attach great importance to the protection of personal information. Both the public and private sectors should pay more attention.
Implement an independent monitoring mechanism for personal data protection
In addition, the Constitutional Court has ruled that there must be an independent monitoring mechanism for the protection of personal data by August next year; Zheng Wencan emphasized that it will be implemented simultaneously in the revision of the personal data law, and these two major tasks will be completed in the shortest possible time.
Zheng Wencan said that in the past six years or so, Taiwan has invested far more in digital construction than in the past. A new system must be established for manpower, all data access and operation SOP.