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Data protection in Taiwan


Trusted by some of the world’s most recognisable organisations, Eiger caters to domestic and international clients on a wide range of privacy issues, including online security and customer data protection, as well as domestic regulatory compliance. ‘Refreshingly commercial’ John Eastwood leads the department with the experienced Heather Hsiao . Both exhibit decades of experience representing international technology, automotive and manufacturing companies, and routinely advise Taiwanese police and prosecutors sensitive data protection requests. Associates Wendy Chu and Nathan Snyder are both recommended for their multi-jurisdictional work across a wide range of industries.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Eastwood; Heather Hsiao

Autres avocats clés:

Wendy Chu; Nathan Snyder

Les références

‘Very efficient; excellent knowledge across practice areas; diverse team; great value.’

‘John Eastwood is extremely responsive and his team (notably Nathan Snyder and Holly Chu) deliver succinct and practical legal advice.’

‘Eiger Law has deep experience in TMT and data protection, with particular experience in personal data issues in gaming. The lawyers there are ideally suited to helping international businesses that have interests in Taiwan. Their advice is always practical, clear and helpful.’

Principaux clients

Multinational owner of a video-on-demand website

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Hogan Lovells (instructing firm)

Mayer Brown (instructing firm)



Tanner de Witt (instructing firm)

Taylor Vinters (instructing firm)

Meta (Facebook)

SK Innovation

Principaux dossiers

  • Assists Sony Interactive Entertainment Taiwan with a variety of data protection issues in Taiwan.
  • Assisted a major multi-natioanl online retailer with a data breach incident.
  • Assisted a leading European fashion brand with several Greater China data protection matters, including in e-commerce.

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law

Working with a range of domestic and international clients, Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law assists on the full spectrum of data protection issues including drafting data protection policies, implementation of preventative measures, handling company data breaches, and contentious and non-contentious trade secrets matters. Li-Pu Lee  leads the department with broad cross-industry experience, focusing on e-commerce sites, carmakers, and luxury goods brands, advising clients on local Taiwanese data protection law and rights enforcement. Managing partner Yvonne Lin  is well-versed in project incorporation and consultation on data protection legal frameworks.

Responsables de la pratique:

Li-Pu Lee; Yvonne Lin

Guo Ju Law Firm

As well as catering to a number of large corporate entities, Guo Ju Law Firm is a seasoned advisor to government agencies and NGO research institutes. Recent notable work includes their advisory roles to Department of Commerce and Ministry of Finance, drafting broad data protection policies for small and medium enterprises. Paul Chu and Ingrid Tsai head the department. Both are licensed patent agents and experienced data protection lawyers. Tsai specialises in data protection disputes, data management, and IP law, while Chu focuses on SMEs and healthcare providers.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Chu; Ingrid Tsai

Principaux clients

AuthMe Co., Ltd.

Taiwan-CA Inc.

Information Service Industry Association

Institute for Information Industry

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.

Fiscal Information Agency,

Ministry of the Interior

Information Division, Executive Yuan

Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Industrial Technology Research Institute

International Integrated System, Inc.

Taiwan Small & Medium Enterprise Counselling Foundation

Dangdai-han-yi-yuan Chinese Medicine Clinic

Immigration Department of the Ministry of the Interior

Industrial Technology Research Institute

Ministry of Education

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Ministry of Education in establishing a new cyber security inspection system.
  • Assisted Information Service Industry Association of R.O.C in summarizing several models of data sharing and provides a template for personal information notification

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Active for over 25 years, the dedicated personal data protection practice at Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law is one of the most focused outfits in the data protection space. Catering to a full spectrum of multinational corporations and government bodies, the firm advises on all commercial and regulatory compliance matters. Department head Ken-Ying Tseng is a highly regarded data protection lawyer and government advisor, whose broad practice is trusted by some of the world’s largest tech companies. Specialising in AI, OTT platforms, broadcasting, and electronic payment processes. Associate Sam Huang is noted for his work with multinational companies on consumer protection and cross-border data transfers.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ken-Ying Tseng

Autres avocats clés:

Sam Huang

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Nestle Taiwan in reviewing its data related practices and establish its Security Maintenance Plan to comply with regulations.
  • Assisted Johnson & Johnson in amending its Security Maintenance Plan to comply with regulations.
  • Advises Chanel on the relevant projects from time to time, focusing on data privacy compliance and other digital issues.