Academia Sinica highlights problems in Taiwan's digital ID scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's Academia Sinica on Thursday (Nov. 5) released a list of policy recommendations for the government in regard to its planned introduction of the new electronic n...

Taiwan to roll out electronic ID card in July 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new generation of Taiwan’s national electronic identification cards (eID) will be officially introduced in July of next year, according to the Ministry of the In...

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 postpones electronic ID card until 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Interior (MOI) is postponing the introduction of electronic identity cards (eID) from October until the first half of 2021 due to the Wuhan coronavirus (CO...

Taiwan human rights groups demand action against budget for eID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The opposition should stand by its promise to freeze the NT$420-million (US$14-million) budget for electronic identity cards to be introduced next October, human rights gr...

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of tougher American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the ...

Chinese military reportedly has access to Taiwan's e-Gate system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Biometric equipment used in Taiwan's e-Gate border control system was manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) with pre-installed backdo...

Taiwan Nat. Immigration Agency under investigation, possible breach of national security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some top former officials at the National Immigration Agency (NIA) are under criminal investigation, it was announced by CNA on Sunday Dec. 3. The investigation is look...

Issuing a Taiwan eID is not what the Lai Cabinet should be doing now

The Ministry of Interior is considering the introduction of an electronic identity card, the eID. Its proponents say the eID will help Taiwan move toward digital government, but that should not dep...

Taiwan to issue electronic ID cards in a year: minister

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Taiwan's Interior Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) announced Thursday at the Internal Administration Committee of the Legislative Yuan that electronic identity cards (eID) will ...