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 April 21, 2010  Non-U.S.

Taiwan’s less scrupulous politicians and journalists may soon face fines of up to NT$500,000 (US$15,950) if they release the personal information of ROC citizens into the public arena.

Under the Personal Data Protection Act amendment, which passed second reading in the Legislature April 20, an individual’s name, birth date, identification number, occupation, assets, criminal record, medical data and sexual history are off limits for public disclosure.

“In addition to the fines, violators can be sued for damages up to NT$200 million per case if their actions affect more than one person,” a Ministry of Justice spokesman said.

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