From Hunton & Williams:
On December 30, 2015, Taiwan’s Office of the President issued an order to promulgate certain amendments (the “Amendments”) to Taiwan’s Personal Data Protection Law (the “PDPL”). The Amendments revise 12 articles in the PDPL. The Amendments concern the collection and use of sensitive personal data, the form of consent for the collection and use of non-sensitive personal data, and the imposition of criminal liability for violations of certain provisions of the PDPL. The Amendments are expected to become effective in the first half of 2016 on a date to be determined by the Executive Yuan.
Read more on Hunton & Williams Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.
While some amendments are more privacy-protective, Taiwan is loosening the requirement on the use of personal, but non-sensitive, data. No longer will written consent of the subject be required.