Hall Of Fame

Leading Individuals

Next Generation Partners

Data protection in Taiwan


Eiger’s leading data protection practice, which sits within the firm’s wider digital economy team, regularly advises high-profile international clients in relation to all aspects of privacy law, including personal information issues, data protection, online security, and regulatory compliance. John Eastwood, with notable recent experience handling data protection matters for major technology companies, heads the team alongside Heather Hsiao. Senior associate Wendy Chu continues to grow her privacy law practice, and last year worked on matters for major companies in the cosmetics and luxury goods sectors, among others.

Practice head(s):

John Eastwood; Heather Hsiao

Other key lawyers:

Wendy Chu


‘John Eastwood is very experienced and responsive. He gives excellent practical and straightforward advice.’

‘John is a very pleasant contact who, in addition to his legal knowledge, also keeps an eye on the business challenges of his clients. He is extremely well connected throughout the region and his team shows exemplary commitment and gets very good results.’

‘A highly dedicated team which is always very helpful, goal oriented and gives pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

Beverage company

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Meta (Facebook)

Hogan Lovells

Mayer Brown

Tanner de Witt

Taylor Vinters

Work highlights

Guo Ju Law Firm

Guo Ju Law Firm’s data protection team, led by Paul Chu and Ingrid Tsai in Taipei, continues to advise major clients from both the public and private sectors on a wide range of issues, including GDPR compliance. Senior partner and firm co-founder Chu has broad technology law expertise and has served as outside counsel in relation to several data protection-related governmental and NGO projects. Alongside Chu, Tsai has recently represented government agencies as well as leading electrochemistry companies in connection with a variety of data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Paul Chu; Ingrid Tsai

Key clients

AuthMe Co., Ltd.


Information Service Industry Association of R.O.C. (CISA)

Institute for Information Industry


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 Ministry of Education in relation to cybersecurity inspection.
  • Advised Fiscal Information Agency, Ministry of Finance on the legal issues and information auditing methods relating to its electronic invoice application Interface (API).
  • Assisted Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry Co. in connection with its trade secret and data protection system.

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law’s data privacy offering, led by Ken-Ying Tseng in Taipei, has a well-established presence in Taiwan, advising foreign and domestic companies on their data protection and privacy law needs, including in relation to GDPR/CCPA compliance. Tseng is a leading figure in the legal technology space, who has previously acted as special advisor to the Personal Data Protection Office of the National Development Council, and regularly advises the Taiwan government on compliance matters. Sam Huang plays a key role in the team and recently advised a leading pharmaceutical company on the privacy policy and disclaimer for a new health application.

Practice head(s):

Ken-Ying Tseng

Other key lawyers:

Sam Huang


‘Ken-Ying Tseng has strong compliance knowledge and effective communication skills. She is able to explain complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.’ 

‘This team has deep technical expertise in data security. It is made up of skilled professionals who are well-versed in data security best practices, network security protocols, and data breach prevention methods.’

‘The team provides valuable advice and delivers results in a timely fashion.’ 

Key clients




Taiwan Network Information Center

Line Pay

Boehringer Ingelheim Taiwan Limited




Warner Media




Work highlights

  • Assists Nestle Taiwan in relation to a review of its data practices.
  • Assists Johnson & Johnson in monitoring the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s proposed amendments to its data privacy regulations.
  • Advises Chanel on data privacy compliance and other digital-related issues.

Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law

Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law, led by Jennifer Wang and Doris Lu, has experience advising clients throughout Asia in relation to data protection law in Taiwan. The team handles data protection law compliance as well as transactional cases involving data and cybersecurity companies.

Practice head(s):

Jennifer Wang; Doris Lu

Work highlights


Dentons‘ data privacy and cybersecurity practice, jointly led by senior partners Yachi Huang, Shu-Chuan Lin and Chengkai Wang, assists clients with data privacy disclosure, compliance, and risk management, as well as litigation. Huang is a TMT and data privacy specialist with experience advising on new business models. Lin has represented clients in the retail, e-commerce, manufacturing and life sciences sectors, among others.

Practice head(s):

Yachi Huang; Shu-Chuan Lin; Chengkai Wang

Key clients

Warner Media Group

Vivy GmbH

Digitimes Inc.

Atotech (China) Chemicals Ltd.

Atotech Taiwan


Work highlights

  • Advised Warner Media Group on its launch of HBO Max in Taiwan in Q1 2022.
  • Advised Vivy Gmbh for its launch of Vivy App in Taiwan in Q1 2022.
  • Advises Digitimes Inc. on various legal matters, including employment, copyright, data privacy, and general business-related issues, providing guidance, drafting documents, and issuing necessary legal documentation.

Stellex Law Firm

Stellex Law Firm, led by Jie Huang, has recently advised several multinationals in relation to personal data protection regulations and privacy policies as well as on the cross-border transfer of personal data.

Practice head(s):

Jie Huang

Work highlights