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pic." No.1 "Taiwanese privacy" on Yandex of Russia, 2023-1-11, 2021-9-12, 11-09-2019 The websites group was ranked No.1  "Taiwanese privacy" on US Bing, 2023-1-11, 2021-9-12, 11-8-2020, 11-28-2018





pic.:  The websites group was ranked No.1 by "Taiwanese privacy" on US Google, 1-6-2021, 11-8-2020, 3-17-2019
pic. right:  pic. : The websites group was  ranked No.1 by "Taiwanese privacy" on Baidu of China , 2021-9-12, 8-3-2019




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pic.:  The websites group was ranked No.1 by "Taiwanese privacy" (Chn version) on Yahoo search engine, 11-28-2018





The China Times (中時) , editorial , 2023-5-23: 23 millions of Taiwanese household administration data and 28 millions of labor insurance data have been leaked and were sold to fraud groups - all personal data of Taiwanese were sold out, Taiwan government looked the other way as its citizens were in fraud for leakage of their personal data.    chinatimes.com/opinion/20230521002651-262101?chdtv


  CTV News (中) ,  2023-5-8:  Governmental officials stole and sold Taiwanese people's health insurance data; 240,000 data of public officials including the spies managed by the Ministry of Civil Service have been on sale on international internet.  Unlike Singapore, Taiwan fails to make digital personal ID, because civil communities, scholars, even Academia Sinica all opposed it, for worrying Taiwanese personal data might be lost.   youtube.com/watch?v=9bJZQUY0SCY 庶民大頭家


The China Times (中時) , editorial , 2023-5-5: Endless fraud cases in Taiwan!  it is undeniable that those crimes are indeed related to Taiwan police discipline。Public comments had no idea at all that it's an inside job. (「內神通外鬼」)。The "Social security net" is proved to be broken -  they fail to protect citizens' personal basic data/information  chinatimes.com/opinion/20230505004211-262101?chdtv

horrible experience after questioning NPM policy

United Daily
(2023-6-4): Dr. Su Hung-dah (蘇宏達) questioned National Palace Museum's cultural policy in 2018, one year later he was investigated with no reason and was given troubles (「查水表」) by the governmentSu deplores with sighs for the horrible experience

top politicians plagiarism

  computer attacks

Su Hung-dah (蘇宏達), dean of the College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, reveals he was threatened by National Security Bureau ( state machine ) that "we can watch your LINE (
the predominant texting on-line app. in Japan and Taiwan, similar to FB message) "  during the review process to examine major politicians' theses.  Eventually, NTU Evaluation Committee said 林智堅 (Lin Chih-chien), HsinChu ex-mayor and the ruling party's candidate for TaoYuan mayor copied thesis, and vice premier 鄭文燦  (Cheng wen-Tsan) was found plagiarism, besides, ex-chief of National Security Bureau, an advisor of both politicians was reported joining the cheating scandal.  udn.com/news/story/6656/7209585?from=udn_ch2cate6638sub6656_pulldownmenu_v2  taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2022/08/10/2003783288 udn.com/news/story/6656/7209585?from=udn_ch2cate6638sub6656_pulldownmenu_v2  taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2022/08/10/2003783288


Law maker (2023-6-2) criticized :What an authoritarian era ? (「這是什麼威權時代嗎」)

United Daily (2023-6-4): In addition to be scolded on the net, prof. Su was warned "Don't go your own way !"  (「不要一意孤行」), "some mafia big-brother is not happy" (「有大哥不高興」)  udn.com/news/story/7338/7211162?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub7338_pulldownmenu_v2


AFP (2011-12-1), Yahoo Singapore (Nov. 30, 2011) and media in Australia, Ireland, Thailand (Bangkok Post) etc reported National Taiwan university professor Ruey-shiung Lin (林瑞雄) claimed magnetic attacks by Taiwan's intelligence


Liberty Times (自由時報),  2023-1-13: The leakage of Taiwanese personal information is an issue of national security  talk.ltn.com.tw/article/paper/1562388


United Daily, 2023-1-11: Personal information is leaked everywhere, information security full of holes is the national security crisis; The household reg. information of the entire country have been on sales on the internet ─ Cyble (USA) said in May, 2022 that personal information of 20 million Taiwanese people were on sale in the price of USD 2500...   udn.com/news/story/11091/6901188?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub11091_pulldownmenu_v2

★ Amnesty International, June, 2021  amnesty.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/English.pdf

The government took several measures to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, some of which threatened the right to privacy.
Mass surveillance / In January, the government introduced a series of measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, some of which threatened the right to privacy. The government established a digital framework of mass surveillance and connected government databases, such as travel and health insurance records, for the purposes of tracking and tracing. Over 35 government departments were able to constantly monitor people’s movement and other activities, including the purchase of surgical masks, through this platform. The government provided few details about its use of the platform, nor specified when the data collection measures would end

★ US Naval Institute   , May, 2022  (usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2022/may/preparing-post-invasion-taiwan-insurgency): Taiwan has extensive networks of closed-circuit TV cameras, and issued a national health insurance smartcard that tracks medical histories. In 2020, the ROC government used sophisticated social monitoring tools in its successful efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan, such as the geofencing of cell phones. Already in pre-pandemic 2018, its legislature had held hearings about digital privacy after a human-rights advocacy group report alleged massive collection of online and cell-phone data by security services and police agencies.

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2021 Global State of Democracy

SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN      there are continuing concerns over official collection of information regarding people’s pandemic-era movements: specifically, smartphone-related software used to track individuals and hence infection transmission chains via contact tracing, and the potential centralization of databases containing official information on individual health and travel history. Responding to these concerns,... GOV.  stated that all information would be kept confidential and deleted after 28 days ...

Global Times, 2022-8-11:  under the guise of "democracy", the DPP authorities are practicing "green terror".

National Post , 2022-9-28: Taiwan has tracked thousands of quarantining people at a time using their cell phones and even now still requires travellers to purchase a SIM card with a local number.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/good-culture-how-taiwan-avoided-pushback-to-stringent-covid-rules/ar-AA12mb7x

United Daily (聯合報), editor in chief 2022-9-26: When the major election is coming, negative tactics becomes headline news - a Green friendly celebrity (zh.m.wikipedia.org/zh-hant/周玉蔻)  tears the scab right off candidate's sore again and again (挖人瘡疤、毀人名節) ;  politicians in both DPP and KMT party were victims by so-called controversial DVD (非常光碟) in elections in 2004, 2005, and 2007, however, it's from bad to worse in this year, Zhou (周玉蔻) in FTV digs the dirt (love-affair scandal) on Taipei mayor candidate's father (Wayne Chiang's father John Chiang), the TV rating was rising a lot, NCC(國家傳播通訊委員會)keeps silent till now...  brief  udn.com/news/story/11091/6641034?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2

★ The China Times (中國時報), 1-6-2021,  Law maker:  Taiwan like a police state already showcased Orwellian surveillance for all the people ? the human rights protected by the Constitution has been in danger for a long time... The government had not admitted the "skynet - electronic fence" until law-makers questioned them a number of times。 The government has never clarified whether or not it was "epidemic prevention" on the surface, actually doing nation-wide monitor.  The fact has been hidden in the black-box.  As for so-called notification of citizen is "act with discretion" or violation of the law, there's no S.O.P. to protect Taiwanese privacy. (brief)   / 天網恢恢 監控全民 chinatimes.com/opinion/20210105005166-262105?chdtv李貴敏

★ Apple Daily (蘋果日報) , 2021-4-26 :  Japan and Korea already established a specific institution fully responsible for protection of personal data a long time ago, but Taiwanese government reneged its promise, and put digital industry development ahead of protection of personal data and privacy.   Taiwan's domain of politics often mixed up Taiwanese privacy and information safety.      tw.appledaily.com/forum/20210426/6XNTM2WBHVDV7MPR2XQ7JMMAZE/ 周冠汝

★  Taipei Times, 2021-4-23:


The Executive Yuan yesterday approved a draft bill to prevent stalking, which, defines stalking as a range of unwanted behavior that has a sexual or sex-related motive, is persistent or repeated, and engender fear in victims that could disrupt their normal lives.


opinion: The draft bill obviously includes not political stalking, such as the FBI (US) agents tailed a mob boss and had a seat close to that mob in a restaurant.  Eventually this became a headline news, and FBI lost the legal case in courthouse.


pic. left: paper's headline about 60 years ago - Mob boss says the FBI "harassing me"


★ United Daily (聯合報), editorial,  1-3-2021:   It is legitimate inference that the "skynet - electronic fence" has already been used by the Intelligence on national security or social security.  The point is whether or not the parliament gives authorizations the Judiciary examines or reviews it? Taiwan just did it by Imparity clauses (overlord provision, one-side agreement) without  authorizations !   How to avoid the government's abusing its power?  just compare with Israel, Are we proud of Taiwan ?? udn.com/news/story/7338/5142555?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2

★ Apple Daily (蘋果日報), 1-6-2021, opinion, professor & dean of Law School, 南台科技大學財經法研所 :  Taiwan has no coordinated sets of specific laws which aim at avoiding the government's abusing its power.

★  People's Daily, 10-15-2020, commentary: Taiwan's Intelligence strictly monitors its own people, namely, "Green Terror". http://js.people.com.cn/BIG5/n2/2020/1015/c359574-34350271.html

 New York Post  4-25-2020 : Taiwan deals CovID with "a lot more authoritarian.", "almost everyone is tracked.", "Children have their temperature taken at school and are sent to the hospital if they have a fever." 
         Taiwan govt. responded at 4-28-2020: Taiwanese would like to cooperate with our policy.   ps:
UDN 5-7-2020 editorial:  No Taiwanese were told being monitored until govt. started its int'l propaganda campaign.  UDN 5-9-2020 : Taiwan's infra-red thermograph (for CovID-19) in dept store, rapid transit station, made women almost naked, and triggered questions.
CNBC  7-15-2020:  ... the government’s response felt a little intrusive. “The use of smartphone location tracking to monitor folks in quarantine and alert people who had possible exposure to someone had been diagnosed with COVID-19 did underscore how much power the government potentially has to monitor individuals’ movements,” ... would like more clarity into how that data will be protected after the pandemic.”

 Apple Daily, 11-10-2020: It's a reality in today's Taiwan that the omniscient government absolutely manipulate each national's personal data which were collected all the time since he(she) was born, e.g., each person's health & medical data/information was forced without agreement of the party to be opened on purpose of business and academic use(澄社).

★  Apple Daily 12-22-2020,  private photos were frequently secretly spread (95% are female's) without agreement, Taiwan needs better law and education   (tw.appledaily.com/forum/20201223/PWTCMLJ3SRHGHCKUEASO6A63JU/)   /  鄭子薇/台灣檢察官、王紫菡/高雄市女性權益促進會祕書長

 The United Daily News (聯合) , editorial, 3-31-2019 Taiwan Legislative Yuan (parliament) withdrew  "Staking Prevention Act."

★  National Taiwan University Law School periodical (國立臺灣大學法學論叢/第 47 卷 第 4 期 /2347-2392 頁  王皇玉 Staking has not been treated as criminal behaviors in the field of the Criminal Code, and neither are there corresponding criminal regulations on punishments...From the perspective of integrity of personal protection, it is necessary for Taiwan to formulate similar laws and regulations.    
Apple Daily, <蘋果日報> 4-16-2019: <你知道嗎 警察正對你錄影 Do you know the police is taping you> (brief) / 王惀宇.


《鏡》Weekly, No.144, 7-3-2019:  <Five Eyes> (US, UK, Canada, Australia, NZ) warned: personal data of Taiwan's all 8 intelligence agencies (National Security Bureau '國安局'、Military Intelligence Bureau '軍情局'Investigation Bureau, Ministry of Justice '調查局'Police '警政署'、Prosecutor Office'檢察署'Coast Guard Administration'海巡'Civil Service Ethics Dpt. '政風處'Military Police '憲兵') were missing, and went to China.  

The United Daily News (聯合"台灣正苦等一部個資法") , Nov. 29, 2019 : Taiwan has been cooling its heels for a good <personal data protection law> (privacy laws) . / 興大university professor in Laws 廖緯民


pic.: United Daily , headline news, 11-8-2019: Pan Blue coalition (KMT) : Taiwan state apparatus leaks personal information (data), which the DPP used to attack KMT Presidential election candidate.  The president office: You're welcome to provide with evidence for that !


ps: Next Magazine's different views  https://tw.appledaily.com/new/realtime/20191116/1664331/



pic.: UDN of Taiwan , headline news, 11-6-2019: Facial recognition in main station probably invades privacy !
Facial recognition systems provoke controversies concerning human rights, personal data, etc


 The United Daily News (聯合) , editorial, 3-31-2019
Taiwan plans to sell general public's personal data and digital human rights (e.g., people's medical health data without giving any notice )peep at whatever on the neteven monitor all the citizens,  
nothing people would normally notice. ... Taiwan is a less developed country on personal-data protection  (brief https://udn.com/news/story/7338/3728815)


《 Liberty Times 》, head-page, 5-1-2019: The back door of special-purpose phone for police has been wide-open, all citizens' privacy or personal data were under danger.   《 Liberty Times 》, head-page, 6-25-2019: Due to big mistakes by Taiwan government, 590,000 civil officials' personal data leaks.  


 The Liberty Times, head-page, The China Times, head-page, 12-8-2018:  Taiwan P.M. (賴清德): "Secret Police event" (「東廠事件」) has seriously damaged public trust on government... ...
 Apple Daily, 11-25-2018,  KMT's "Secret Police" sayings seriously damaged the image of ruling party eventually being handed a major defeat in local elections. (New York Times, 11-23-2018: Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections)

 The United Daily News (聯合) , 3-16-2019; The China Times (中國時報), 3-16-2019  : 


pictures left:
The Information Security Law
(資通法) that the gov.

passed not long ago includes some clauses
that violate Taiwanese

 human rights.  Now the Telecomm. Act. just being
 preliminary reviewed and legislated is trying to
keep records of all conversations via
 telecommunication and internet, 

the "Big Brother" of Orwellian "1984" is going to watch us,

control us every single day, we citizens will turn into

 transparent objects ... it's strongest ever motive

of the  administration in power

since 1987 ! / UDN 3-16-2019 (brief)




ps: The China Times, 3-16-2019:  Can we believe the administration once
 comparing itself with Secret Police (「東廠」) won't abuse its power ? 
some clauses of the Telecomm. Act. may infringe upon human rights



 The United Daily News (聯合)  editorial opinion (9-19-2018) : "secret police"(「東廠們」) have been active around us ...

 Apple Daily, 11-25-2018,  KMT's "Secret Police" sayings seriously damaged the image of ruling party eventually being handed a major defeat in local elections. (New York Times, 11-23-2018: Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections)

The United Daily News, 11-2-2018, headline news
National Security Bureau confirmed their investigation of Facebook and other communities on the net, for monitoring, controlling and collecting "controversial information" including those "influence national security",
"slander president", "disrupt social stability"
, "distort policy" and "disturb national mechanism", "fight governmental prestige", "influence public mind and morale"; UDN critiques pointed out it's a propaganda to block red China's influences, but "Big Brother is watching you" almost for sure lead to "Chilling Effect".   Intel. sys. suspectedly tried to affect free expression of some websites.

  The United Daily News, 10-31-2018, opinion
         Taiwanese government intentionally violate "Personal Information Protection Act." .

<Apple Daily (蘋果日報)> 11-7-2018 editorial opinion:   by whatever name ( "secret police" or "national security bureau") it is called, what "it" did secretly were always more than what it admitted to the public ( 安全部門無論當時名稱是東廠警總或國安部門,「"他們"暗中做的 永遠超過公開承認的」)

 Apple Daily 蘋果日報 (5-28-2018)    

          EU General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR was given to effect at 5-25-2018, Taiwan is far behind,  even is going in an opposite way  / National Taiwan U. Law School professor 林鈺雄


 The United Daily News (聯合新聞)  headline news  (9-19-2018) 
Amending <Communication Security & Surveillance Act> is under way to extend the limitation of governmental monitor/tapping
        Slippery Slope (滑坡效應) is coming ? 
attacking fake news  VS.  protecting privacy !
        Getting crime evidences from a handful of people,  in the price of erosion all the people's privacy by the state machine ?
        We need enough reasons to lose our privacy




pic. right: The websites group was ranked No.1 by "Taiwanese privacy" in Chinese on US Bing, 11-28-2018




 No privacy in Taiwan's hospitals
   The China Times, 7-3-2017: Taiwan's regulations for patients' privacy is almost no legal effect, hospitals don't take it serious.  e.g., a 30 years old female patient was hospitalized in a very famous hospital 榮總, after she striped her clothes for MD's diagnosis, more than 10 male and female physicians came in, one student (probably intern) took picture by cell phone, the patient can't stand all these and burst out crying .....
The United Daily News (聯合新聞) 1-3-2017 <Where's Taiwan's medical ethics ?>  : Leaking patients' medical records is a normal social behaviour in Taiwan - In Taiwan, journalists are not used to respect patients' privacy... our hospitals' members do not know very clearly the principle of protecting patients' privacy...(黃達夫)
  Apple Daily (3-5-2017): A large hospital's nurse took a picture of the patient without any permission during brain operation in surgical suite and then spread that photo through Instagram.  That nurse also remarked "It's so exciting to see human's brain!".


 Apple Daily 蘋果日報 (7-14-2018)  head line news    

          LINE put 19 million users' private data under risk, LINE commands user to agree its new privacy policy - LINE can uses or shares users' personal data before users upgrading latest version


The United Daily News (聯合新聞) 1-3-2017 <Where's Taiwan's medical ethics ?>

      Leaking patients' medical records is a normal social behaviour in Taiwan -  In Taiwan, journalists are not used to respect patients' privacy... our hospitals' members do not know very clearly the principle of protecting patients' privacy...(by Dr. Huang D.F., president of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, 黃達夫)

 Apple Daily  (蘋果日報) headline news 5-12-2017
Terrible !  Taiwan's government system was hacked,  .17 billion pieces of personal data were lost, all Taiwanese people's privacy data can be seen without protection.  

The US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013, released at Feb. 27, 2014

Some legal experts and politicians alleged the Ministry of Justice was not sufficiently independent, claiming that ministry authorities conducted politically motivated investigations of politicians.

Taiwanese authorities illegally wiretapped lawmakers of both the ruling Kuomintang and the DPP during an investigation that led to a KMT attempt to revoke Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s (王金平) party membership.  The high-profile case of Wang's alleged intervention in a legal case on behalf of opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘).

 <Yonghap, South Korean news agency>, Korea, Feb. 26, 2015, <United Daily>, <Liberty Times>,Taiwan, Feb. 27, 2015:
Anti-adultery law only exits in Taiwan, N. Korea, and Muslim (Islam) etc few countries.
2-26-2015  ... each individual to have their rights to choose their fate," the court ruled, saying that one's sex life is private. "And the rights to choose their fate includes rights to be engaged in sex and choosing the partner."     
   BBC, 2-26-2015 ... Korea abolished a 62-year-old Anti-adultery law,...offended people's privacy and freedom... (韓法官:认定通奸处罚已违反比例原则,同时侵害民众隐私与自由。)

 Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2013
 "Wiretapping, China Policy Fuel Taiwan Protesters' Discontent"
As with Edward Snowden’s revelation of extensive wiretapping in the U.S., the incident has raised fears of state invasion of privacy in Taiwan. It has also stirred up bitter memories of the island’s era of martial law under the KMT that lasted from 1949 until 1987, during which dissent was not tolerated.
        human rights in Taipei 101... click for details.

Apple Daily, Taiwan, 1.11.2014, headline news

police Taiwan police monitor all Taiwanese

pic. above: Taiwan police monitor (surveillance) all Taiwanese people, <Apple Daily> head-page headline news, Jan. 11, 2014

State Enemy : Taiwan police & public institutions
pic. above: Who is "Enemy of State"?  (ans: Taiwan police and public institutions), <Apple Daily > editorial, Jan. 11, 2014

pic. above: Police should not collect info. of all Taiwanese passed by <Apple Daily>, 1.2014

 ... A <Enemy of the State> drama currently showing in Taiwan, completely reveals Taiwan's public institutions knowing nothing about Taiwanese privacy protection and the spirits of the law...  Now days our national machine can easily collect/gather our personal privacy information in the name of national security... quite lots of people said only bad guys scare being monitored, even it's an illegal action  ―  What's the problem of Taiwanese legal education ?

BBC (UK), Sept. 28, 2013,   The Apple Daily,  the Liberty Times,  Sept. 29, 2013
parliament (namely, Legislative Yuan, or say The House of Lords + The House of Commons) switchboard has been listened (wiretapped) for 3-4 months (特偵監聽國會總機).

The Liberty Times, Taiwan  Sept. 25, 2013

1/4 Taiwanese people (6 million) are being listened
pic. above:  1/4 Taiwanese people (6 million persons) are being listened by Taiwan's government per year, conservative estimated by the field of justice/laws (Judicial Yuan communications surveillance statistics).

The number of permission to listen Taiwanese issued by the court is actually about the same as that in USA, but the population of Taiwan ( 23 million ) is only about 1/10 of Americans... 

<The Liberty Times>, Taiwan, 1.13.2014   林鈺雄 Dr. Lin, NTU professor
Taiwan turns to a "privacy hell" because prosecutors and police abuse the right/power of retrieval of Taiwanese communication records... Taiwan's police access the most number of Taiwanese communication records (nearly 80% occupied)... Taiwan's total number of retrieval equals more than 200 times the number of records-retrieval in Germany ...  Taiwan's prosecutors (or even police , investigation units) by themselves approve and issue approval of application for retrieval of communication records, without Taiwan judges' objective approval......   Taiwan's prosecutors and police want it quick and energy-saving, judges want to get rid of burden, so, Taiwan's constitution and Taiwanese human rights are not their concerns eventually?......

  <Apple Daily News>, 1.14.2014
 Taiwan's Court hard to control abusing of power by prosecutors & police (法院難管檢警濫權」author:  錢建榮, Taiwan's court judge)
Taiwan's prosecutors and police do wiretapping by using serious crime felony to cover up misdemeanors(重罪掩飾輕罪監聽), Taiwan's judges don't question their evidences/proofs...... the biggest problem is we don't have full-duty prosecutor's order court ( 專責的「強制處分專庭」), judges take turns to do the job, and don't care too much about those application for prosecutor's order... Taiwan's judiciary practice makes no difference between "judge for investigation" and "judge for judgment"... so Taiwan's Judiciary Yuan fails to reach the basic :
to evade/side step the issue of dividing applications (「分案迴避」), e.g.,   those judges during investigation proceedings approve detention of accused, will they think the accused is innocent during judiciary proceedings? .... Taiwan judges fail to reach the goal of professional quality and neutrality ...!wiretapping harms the most Taiwanese privacy, but till now Taiwan fails to send a formal notice to those people being listened... Taiwanese people won't know being listened until they were prosecuted, as for those people not being indicted, they will never know about this ....  Taiwanese people can not do anything about this nation's most serious - mandatory punishment, no one can help them, they are rejected by Taiwan's judiciary systems...

★ <Apple Daily News> 1.15.2014

Taiwan's Legislature passed wiretap restrictions yesterday, but vice secretary general of the Judicial Reform Foundation expressed that this amendment works nothing for Taiwanese privacy protection in advance and remedy afterwards (該修正案對人民隱私權的事先保障與事後救濟都是空的), Taiwan should learn "four-eyes-principle" (sync. wiretapping by prosecutors and police with judge's approval together with telephone-service staff inside the machinery/equipment room, Chinese namely "同步監聽") of USA or Japan, Taiwan's current way to do it seriously harms Taiwanese privacy.

★ <Apple Daily News> 1.16.2014 editorial
The legislature yesterday approved revisions to the Communication Security and Surveillance Act (通訊保障及監察法) to toughen the rules governing the use of wiretaps... previously, the prosecutors may keep listening someone even the legal case had already been closed, or the prosecutors may wiretap on a specific person and by the way listen other people in the same case... all these show their (prosecutors, police, investigation units) attitude of abusing power & playing the law.  This amendments immediately led to a rebound (opposition) by Taiwan's prosecutors, police, and investigation units...The Judicial Reform Foundation expressed : Taiwan's judiciary has not made any progress at all unless they avoid wiretapping mistakes by abolishing the watching center or attaching it to or under certain authority remaining neutral, and not allow accessing communication records unless they got the judges' approval...

The China Post, The Taipei Times, United Daily News, The Liberty Times,  Dec. 10, 2013
The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) released its survey rpt., saying Communication privacy and freedom dropped from 3.5 points in 2011 to 2.4 points this year. (it's a worst ever "F" score,  according to rating range 0.0 ~ 5.0)

Apple Daily,  Sept. 27, 2013

pic. above: Ridiculous (absurd)! a 12 years old kid (girl) was listened.  Media etc question government's abuse listening rights harms Taiwanese privacy ... 

The US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, released at April 19, 2013

In addition to Taiwan's principal human rights problems  judicial corruption and violence against women and children,  the report also said there seemed to be discrimination, including in work environments, against people with HIV/AIDS.

Washington Post, Sept. 12, 2013, and other media in China, Japan, etc
Taiwan ruling party hit by scandal, rifts, anger over wiretapping
Recent allegations of influence peddling by Taiwanese politicians, driven in part by investigators' wiretaps of one lawmaker's cell phone conversations, have stirred fear and paranoia among some political leaders.

<CNA>, <ftv>, <TVBS>,etc,  Aug. 4 & 6, 2013

Victim(tragic death of young Corporal Hung) Hung's families suspiciously have been listened, harassed..., Hung's mother looks for government's help to protect them.  The Department of Defense (army):  the ministry had not authorized any such monitoring .
Taiwan's police : they can only check eavesdropping, but fail to check "monitoring".

CNN, Washington Post, MSN Foxsports, ESPN (USA),
, Taiwanese media, etc,  Feb. 20, 2012

 New York Knicks' Taiwanese American point guard J. Lin (Linsanity) asks Taiwanese media to leave his relatives alone. 

“The special request I have is for the media back in Taiwan to give (my family) space, because they can't even go to work without being bombarded, without people following them...I want people to respect their privacy.

      Lin's grandmother (85 years old), as well as other extended family members live in the Taipei region.

Pic. right : This webpage ranking No.1 (higher than Knicks J. Lin's news) on Google at Feb. 22, 2012

Taiwanese privacy, J. Lin Knicks

  privacy  On Aug. 13, 2013 (around 5:10~5:40pm), my cell phone (new) on OFF status was turned on automatically in Taipei's Daan Park. If the latest tech. can do this,  Taiwan  suspiciously did evil thing to its citizen again.
Officials in Taipei City Hall replied that Samsung  com. should clarify this problem.  /
above is website owner's experience

<United Daily News> Taiwan, Dec. 1, 2012

Although Taiwan keeps announcing it's a "Human Rights" country, experts question that till now Taiwan is still one among very few nations (7-8 nations, most of them are communist countries, red China not included) refuses AIDS foreigners enter (e.g., Magic Johnson, a NBA star), and monitors AIDS people by nation's machine for a long term, Taiwan does not care about human rights ...

<Liberty Times>, Yahoo news taiwan, etc , Oct. 1,  2012

"The people have the freedom from fear!"
the Wu Zhaohan (吳兆漢) case confirmed that illegal eavesdropping  indeed has been existing in Taiwan, the severity degree is about same as American's Watergate case , ... not be able to eliminate Taiwanese people's worries,...,...

Both pan-blue and pan-green Legislators pointed out illegal eavesdropping Taiwanese people (or even in the name of  "state secrets" ) can not be accepted, ...
 "This is exactly what Taiwanese people most worried about for a long time!"...  the concerns of the people has not eliminated; ...
In the past 4 years Taiwanese government's (or KMT's) illegal eavesdropping were from bad to worse, not only legislators feel insecure, but also  the DPP President candidate Tsai Ing-wen (during last year's presidential election)'s campaign schedules (蔡英文多次被掌握行蹤
) repeatedly were known by KMT , which proved KMT administration has never stopped this illegal eavesdropping, surveillance behavior......
ps: ref. google translation

<AFP>, France, Dec. 1, 2011; <Yahoo> UK & Ireland, Dec 1, 2011 ;<Bangkok Post>(Thailand), Dec. 3, 2011

The running mate of Taiwan opposition presidential candidate James Soong claimed Thursday he had come under attack from "electromagnetic waves" launched by a local intelligence unit. Dr. Lin Ruey-shiung(running mate): "If I hadn't quickly moved out (of my home), I would have lost my mind," Lin Ruey-shiung told reporters, alleging that the "attack" by the National Security Bureau started on September 20 outside his home and lasted three days.

The highly secretive bureau was not immediately available for comment.  (ps: Taiwan’s“The National Security Bureau": ... has not owned the alleged technologies, nor have we used equipment to harass the alleged targeted person”Dec. 6, 2011 Yahoo news) 
ps: all Taiwan's media reported this matter.

<Apple Daily News>,  Taiwan,   Editorial : "Internet murders Taiwanese privacy ", Mar. 8, 2012

 (1) In the past decade, Taiwanese girls/women's nude photo or/and sex video have been posted on the net by their boy-friends or/and sexual partners, this has become a very common phenomenon...  Those victims' bosses or companies in the future can get their privacy/records on the net.
Some dangers against Taiwanese human rights happened on the net just like Red China's cultural-revolution style public trial, e.g., some Taiwanese people posted a video to trigger viewers'/readers' angers and discussion, then a public trial and punishments follows, this sort of verdict of public critics in a civilized society ruins Taiwan's legal system and really against Taiwanese human rights.

<Taiwan News>, Dec. 5, 2012  "Taiwan's human rights get thumbs-down in poll" !
More than 40 percent (43.4%) of the respondents in an annual survey rated Taiwan's overall performance in human rights protection this year as either “bad” or “very bad,” the Taipei-based Chinese Association for Human Rights said yesterday.
<Liberty Times> :  only 38 percent of Taiwanese held positive views on Taiwan's human rights of this year, which is far worse than 57 percent of last year...

<Apple Daily News>,  Taiwan,   Dec. 5, 2012
Acording to "2012 Taiwanese Human Rights index survey" (conducted by 中華人權協會), 17.9% Taiwanese think Taiwan's overall human rights in progress, 36% think it is in retreat, 25.8% Taiwanese think Taiwan's political human rights in retreat, 17.1% think it is in progress, 38.4% Taiwanese think Taiwan's judiciary human rights in retreat, 13.1% think it is in progress.

<Apple Daily News>, <the China Times>, Taiwan  Feb. 5, 2012 

Dr. Lin : Still under attack from "electromagnetic waves"

<Apple Daily>:  National Taiwan University professor Lin Ruey-shiung expressed in Video Land TV yesterday that Taiwan's presidential election already passed 3 weeks, but I still feel  "electromagnetic waves" in my home, Taiwan's government should not do that to me anymore ... ( Chinese article:「選後至今已3周,但我回淡水老家,仍感到電磁波干擾,都選完了,我沒威脅性啊,馬政府不應再針對我。」)

<the China Times> :  reported about the same as above (Chinese article: 「都選完了,不應該再針對我,如果是屬下疏忽忘記移除儀器,那請快移除,但如果是刻意干擾,我沒威脅性啊!可以撤掉了啦!」 )
ps: <the China Times> of Dec. 2, 2011: Dr. Lin expressed he has "document" evidence to prove to be under attack from
 "electromagnetic waves", and will show doc. to public after the election―    But, till now Feb. 7, 2012 he didn't do it.

<Washington Post>, January 3, 2012; <Associated Press>

Taiwan presidential race darkened by charges of intelligence service monitoring of challenger.

Taiwan’s presidential campaign has taken a dark turn, with the opposition challenger accusing intelligence services under the control of incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou of tracking her campaign events for political advantage.  The allegations — unproven and denied by Ma — conjure up memories of Taiwan’s unsavory one-party past, when Ma’s party, the Nationalists, used their total control of the state apparatus to persecute opponents. While the island has since morphed into one of Asia’s most dynamic democracies, many senior civil servants may still believe that serving the top political echelon involves cutting corners.

   TVBS    Sept. 3, 2010

  JET  TV,  Oct. 22, 2011  4:50~5:00pm 

       ▼  Now days political listening is done by "decode" (deciper) way, different from those by "lines" in earlier days...
 It is more difficult to eavesdrop communication by Skype phones, but still can be done.
 Some DPP politicians use "special" cell phones instead to protect themselves...

 <the China Times>  (中時電子報)    2011-02-15    02:33

      Some officials of the Coast Guard Administration, and Taiwan's police with logon permission illegally searched and sold out Taiwanese personal data.

google No.1  "Taiwanese Privacy",  tested at Jan. 11, 2015, June 7, 2014, Sept. 27, 2013, Dec. 4, 2012, Jan. 11, 2012 & Mar-April 2011


 Feb. 15, 2011  News MUCH TV (年代新聞) 7:50am, FTV (民視) 8:20am, etc

      The Coast Guard Administration of Taiwan sold personal data for NT3000~8000 each.

  Nov. 17, 2011    <Apple Daily News>

Apple Daily's <壹周刊> 溫惠敏

 Taipei Court house

The reporter does not know she had been listened by Taiwan's government (國安局) for nearly a year (Feb. 2008 ~ Jan. 2009), until Taiwan's supreme court noticed that by official document .   The reporter declared government can not prove she harmed national security (she reported former president Chen's news), but they harmed freedom of press & personal privacy, it's a sort of "white terror".  She will bring a further sue on this legal case.

In spite of violating personal privacy, but it's not illegal.

<the Liberty times>, Feb 22, 2009  

      Taiwan collects citizens' data without any regulation

     (1) <Computer-processed Personal Data Protection Law> has not been modified to a good version for a long time.

     (2) Taiwanese privacy status just like <1984> ( a world famous literature ).

<the Liberty times>  A3 edition ,       March 10, 2009

      No privacy at all ! who should take the responsibility of taking care of Taiwanese privacy? ("隱私全都露 , 民眾權益誰來顧?",   "擴權查個資, 國外也罕見")

<the China Times> , politics edition   Sept. 29, 2009         "Taiwan's telephone wiretapping increases  ...", "It's too much !"

  <the China Times> Oct. 18, 2007 

       (1) Almost all members of Legislative Yuan (about same as US's Congressmen / Senators) and Parliament leader think they were eavesdropped in the past 7 years ... But no one other than the government has the right to investigate and prove ...

      (2) Taiwan's People 're watched by "secret-camera" , Taiwan becomes a "Police State" ... 


  <Keelung District Prosecutors Office>(基隆地檢政風室)  March 24, 2008   &     www.rsea.gov.tw  (Mar.)

      Media reported 5 largest bank employee sell clients' personal data, this led to 1/2 Taiwanese personal data be in unsafe situation ...

No.1  ranking status by Chinese keyword  "Taiwanese Privacy", tests at June 9, 2014,  Sept. 27, 2013, April 29, 2011



     ◎ The list (owner of Platinum card, or USD 300000 banking account, or BMW/Benz  ) is on sales, everyone in Taiwan feels in danger.

      ◎  the list goes to erotic business as well.

      ◎  the list also includes parents of 'noble' school kids and expensive jewel buyers.


 (total population about 23,000,000 )

   ZDnet  2009/11/18 19:38:02  

       Police said Yahoo Kimo and PChome leak out at least 100 personal data per week ...

<United daily News sys - Min Sen Daily>  
July 17, 1995 

       Too much listening violated again and again Taiwanese privacy, all of us can be transparent...

7,000,000 Taiwanese (total population 23,000,000 ) person in time  are being listened
pic.  7,000,000 Taiwanese (total population 23,000,000 ) person in time  are being listened, Apple daily News , Jun. 30, '03 (ps: some gov. denied)

ps At Sept. 4, 2012, my cell phone was turned on automatically somewhere between a park behind SOGO dept. store and a watch shop in Fu-Xing N/S Rd. , if Taiwan's government has this modern tech., Taiwanese government is suspected to do so.