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MOL Joins the Global CAPE to Facilitate Cross-Border Cooperation in the Enforcement of Data Protection and Privacy Laws with International Partners

  • Last updated:2024-05-07

To enhance the protection of personal data, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) applied to join the Global Cooperation Arrangement for Privacy Enforcement (Global CAPE) at the end of 2023. In March, 2024, notice of the verification and approval of the application was received from the administrator of the Global CAPE—the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. In the future, enhanced cross-border cooperation in the enforcement of Data Protection and Privacy Laws with international partners can be expected as a result of this agreement, strengthening the protection of Taiwanese people's personal data.


The Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum endeavors to promote trusted data flows and to eliminate unnecessary barriers in digital trade, and Chinese Taipei serves as one of the founding members of the Forum. As digitalization continues to accelerate around the globe, demand for international data transmission has increased sharply. Personal data infringement incidents often involve overseas factors, requiring mutual assistance and cooperation between jurisdictions from different nations to effectively combat illegal activities and reduce infringement. For this reason, the Global CBPR Forum published the Global CAPE in October, 2023 and invited Privacy Enforcement Authorities (PEAs) from different nations not limited to those of Forum members to facilitate cross-border cooperation around the world.


In addition to Chinese Taipei, other jurisdictions in the Global CAPE include the United States, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, Dubai International Financial Centre, and Bermuda. This opens up opportunities for Taiwan’s PEAs to work with international partners on cross-border enforcement related to privacy complaints, data protection, data sharing, and professional exchanges. Such collaboration will enhance the protection of information privacy, align with international legal standards and practical trends, foster cross-border digital trade and boost Taiwan's digital economy. 



  • Source:新聞聯絡室
  • Publication Date:2024-05-07
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