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ID card lawsuit revives debate about personal data protection in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lawsuit in Taipei has reignited the debate about to what extent one’s personal information should be disclosed on the National Identification Card. The Taipei H...

Court rules for Taiwanese man seeking removal of names of spouse and parents from ID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Administrative Court recently ruled for a man who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove the names of his spouse and parents from his new National Identific...

Taiwan-Singapore couple win right to register same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (Nov. 25) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Singapore national should be recognized in Taiwan, marking the third cros...

First transnational couple registers for same-sex marriage in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese citizen Shinchi (信奇) and his Macau partner Guzifer (阿古) registered their marriage on Friday (Aug. 13) after taking their case to court and winning in May. Tai...

Taiwan court ruling on Macau citizen opens door to international same-sex marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door to marriage...

Foreign driver loses latest stage of case against expulsion after DUI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign driver has lost the latest stage of his fight against the removal of his work and residence permits after a drunk driving conviction, reports said Saturday (Apri...

Lawsuit aims at pressing Taiwan's government to halt digital ID plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court battle began on Monday (Nov. 2) as Taiwan's privacy advocates pushed to know how their government will meticulously prevent personal data theft when it rolls o...

KMT decries ruling on ill-gotten property act

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has denounced a court ruling upholding the constitutionality of a law governing the assets of political parties, calling the law illegitimate a...

Taiwan's ill-gotten properties act ruled constitutional by grand justices

Taiwan's Constitutional Court declared on Friday that the provisions of the Act Governing the Settlement of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations are constit...

Court snubs Han's plea to halt Kaohsiung mayoral recall election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Administrative Court on Friday rejected Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) request to halt a planned vote to have him recalled as mayor. After a hea...

Citizens to determine S. Taiwan mayor's fate in June recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor and former presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is facing a grassroots petition calling for a recall vote that cleared its second major hurdle on Tuesday ...

Taroko residents win lawsuit against Asia Cement’s mining extension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday (July 11) repealed Asia Cement Corp’s (ACC) right to operate a cement mine located in Taroko National Park. This ...

Uber wins appeal of NT$100 million fine in Taiwan court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ride-hailing company Uber will not have to pay a fine of NT$100 million (US$3.2 million) as the Ministry of Transportation’s Directorate General of Highways (DGH) did not...

Phase of legal battle ends for Taipei Dome construction project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Supreme Administrative Court ruled Tuesday (April 30) that the city government’s decision to halt Taipei Dome’s construction was legal, rejecting Farglory ...

Taiwan court scraps fine for Uber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ride-hailing company Uber will not have to pay a fine of NT$30 million (US$969,000) as the Ministry of Transportation’s Directorate General of Highways (DGH) did not have ...