Taiwan’s digital minister says personal data protection agency needed for digital ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s digital minister supports the idea of establishing a dedicated agency for personal data protection before the electronic identification cards (eID) are roll...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture gives away over 2 million e-vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced the recipients of its "Arts Fun Vouchers" (藝FUN券) through a drawing on Tuesday (July 21). Aiming to boost the art indu...

Taiwan’s digital minister depicts Chinese telecom equipment as ‘Trojan Horse’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s digital minister has warned of the danger of including Chinese equipment in telecom infrastructure, likening its use to bringing in a “Trojan Horse.&r...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture announces NT$1.2 billion arts coupon stimulus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public can apply for arts industry stimulus coupons from July 18. To boost the arts industry following the travails of COVID-19, the Ministry of Culture ...

UK decision on Huawei 5G phase out not yet certain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans to phase Huawei out of the United Kingdom’s 5G phone networks have yet to be decided, but a government update will be released before July 22. The governmen...

Taiwanese digital minister shares country’s coronavirus response on CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen across the U.S., Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) joined CNN on Tuesday (June 30) to share Taiwan's pandemic...

Japanese hip-hop single features Taiwan's digital minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese hip-hop group Dos Monos on Tuesday (May 26) released its new single "Civil Rap Song," which "features" Taiwan's Digital Minister Audrey Ta...

European virus tracing apps highlight battle for privacy

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye lockdown, hello smartphone. The race by governments to develop mobile tracing apps to help contain infections after coronavirus lockdowns ease is focusing atten...

Taiwan's first transgender government official gets fashion makeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first transgender government official, Digital Minister Audrey Tang (唐鳳) got a fashionable makeover last Sunday (April 26). Among her other contributions t...

Taiwanese scientists develop free videoconferencing system based on open-source software

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team from Taiwan’s National Yang-Ming University has developed a videoconferencing platform with free access based on the open-source software Jitsi Meet. Led b...

Taiwan’s digital minister shares keys to country’s coronavirus response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) shared with the world the keys to Taiwan’s widely acclaimed response to the coronavirus pandemic in a global online meeti...

Taiwan platform includes over 100 apps showing mask availability in stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) has overseen the development of an online platform that contains over 100 digital maps that provide real-time information about...

Taiwan, US stage digital forum on enhancing people-to-people ties

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the Digital Dialogue Public Forum Jan. 17 in Taipei City, bringing together academics and officials from both sides to explore new ways of promoting closer people-to-people ...

Taiwan hosts for 1st time IAC annual conference

Taiwan is hosting for the first time the annual conference of Tokyo-headquartered International Academy of Chief Information Officers (IAC) Sept. 25-27 in Taipei City. Organized by Cabinet-level Na...

UK government says it hasn't decided yet on Huawei 5G role

LONDON (AP) — Britain's digital minister says the government has not yet decided whether to allow China's Huawei to supply parts for the U.K.'s new 5G wireless network. Jeremy Wright...