Privacy Law Creates Challenge for Charities
PRIVACY LAW—TAIWANJanuary 24, 2013
The China Post reports some charity groups in Taoyuan have encountered difficulty giving money to low-income families for the Chinese New Year. Citing possible violations of the Personal Information Protection Act, the local government refused to give out lists of low-income residents. The Taoyuan County Government’s Social Welfare Bureau said, “not every low-income resident would like to disclose their personal information.” Going forward, as the county government verifies low-income household applications, it will ask residents for consent before disclosing information to charity groups.