Gov't Establishes Consumer Protection Differentiators
DATA PROTECTION—TAIWANApril 11, 2011
Taiwan's government has established a system to protect online consumers, Focus Taiwan News reports. The Ministry of Economic Affairs will issue data privacy protection marks to companies in an effort to ensure consumer trust in online commerce amongst increasing risk of scams such as phishing, in which hackers attempt to gain users' personal information by pretending to be legitimate Web site operators. The government will fund the system's implementation during its trial period, and the Department of Commerce (DOC) will hold information sessions in cities around Taiwan. The new system is part of the DOC's ongoing attempt to ensure online safety; it recently issued identification marks to guard against scams.