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Data protection in Taiwan

Eiger

Eiger is sought out by a number of the world’s most high-profile brands, tech companies, and media organisations for assistance on a raft of privacy law matters, including customer data protection, online security, and compliance with local market regulations. John Eastwood is one of the most active partners in the practice, working with blue-chip multinationals on various data protection matters related to their local market presence, including sensitive requests from Taiwanese police and prosecutors. Nathan Snyder is noted for his expertise in cybersecurity matters, working alongside Eastwood on instructions from leading retailers, e-commerce sites, and automotive conglomerates. Wendy Chu is noted for her expertise in industrial tech and risk advisory.

Practice head(s):

John Eastwood

Other key lawyers:

Nathan Snyder; Wendy Chu

Testimonials

Eiger are able to provide concise and practical advice to legal problems.’

The team is professional and enthusiastic.’

John Eastwood is an experienced, dedicated lawyer, with a broad and detailed knowledge.’

John Eastwood is exceptional. He is so practical, straightforward and clear. A real star.’

The team demonstrates its profound expertise in DP field and can tailored-made the solution for its client with comprehensive and efficient way.’

Key clients

Conde Nast

Sony Interactive Entertainment Taiwan

S3 Group

Major e-retail company

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law assists numerous domestic and multinational corporates with a host of data protection matters. Managing partner Yvonne Lin is especially experienced in project incorporation and consultation on data protection legal frameworks, with recent mandates for clients in pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and renewable energy. Li-Pu Lee works with an array of e-commerce sites, carmakers, and luxury goods makers, supporting various blue-chip companies with respect to local Taiwanese data protection law and rights enforcement. Registered patent attorney Yow-Lun Su is noted for his non-contentious expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, particularly with respect to project implementations, auditing, and process consultation. Meng Chin Tsai is also noted for her support on compliance reviews. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Lin ; Li-Pu Lee

Other key lawyers:

Yow-Lun Su; Meng Chin Tsai

Guo Ju Law Firm

Guo Ju Law Firm‘s agile team represents a litany of public bodies and research institutes on various commercial and regulatory concerns, including GDPR, cyber security protocol, data privacy, and all relevant enforcement issues.  Over the course of the past year, the team has consulted extensively with civic authorities on the application of the Personal Data Protection Act as factor in the ongoing Covid-19 control measures. Joint practice heads Paul Chu and Ingrid Tsai are both licensed patent agents with significant experience advising government bodies on ID cards, electronic invoices, and other data concerns. Chu, in particular, is a key contact for SMEs and healthcare provider who require assistance on compliance audits and data gathering initiatives. Tsai specialises in data protection disputes, data management, and IP law. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Practice head(s):

Paul Chu ; Ingrid Tsai

Key clients

Ministry of Economic Affairs

Fiscal Information Agency

Ministry of the Interior

Information Division, Executive Yuan

Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Industrial Technology Research Institute

International Integrated System, Inc.

Taiwan Small & Medium Enterprise Counselling Foundation

Dangdai-han-yi-yuan Chinese Medicine Clinic

Immigration Department of the Ministry of the Interior

Industrial Technology Research Institute

Ministry of the Education

Work highlights

  • Assisted Dangdai-han-yi-yuan Chinese Medicine Clinic with Personal Data Protection Act and information security matters.
  • Assisted Immigration Department of the Ministry of the Interior with building a PNR System and subsequent operations.
  • Advised Industrial Technology Research Institute with regulations for the development of smart retail for retail and service industries in data sharing and value-added applications.

Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law

Boasting a dedicated personal data protection practice group, Lee & Li Attorneys at Law  routinely assists a deep roster of blue-chip corporate clients and domestic public bodies on commercial and advisory mandates. In the wake of key regulatory changes by the ministry of health and welfare, the team has increasingly been engaged on major data privacy audits for a host of Taiwanese pharmaceutical companies. Ken-Ying Tseng is a seasoned PDP advisor whose broad practice encompasses some of the world’s foremost tech enterprises. Some of Tseng’s specialisms include AI, OTT platforms, broadcasting, and electronic payment processes, while Sam Huang is a regular port of call for multinationals seeking advice on consumer protection, cross-border data transfer, and telemarketing.

Practice head(s):

Ken-Ying Tseng

Other key lawyers:

Sam Huang

Key clients

Line

Gogoro

Warner Media

Nan Shan Life

Boehringer Ingelheim Taiwan

Taiwan Network Information Center

Johnson & Johnson Taiwan

Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co., Ltd.

Facebook

Spotify

International Research-Based Pharmaceutical

Manufacturers Association

Kingston Technology Company

Work highlights

  • Working with The International Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association on broad personal data protection training program for members.
  • Working with Boehringer Ingelheim Taiwan on personal information regulation compliance strategies.
  • Assisting Facebook Inc. in its global privacy program and reviewing its privacy practice with regard to Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp.