Taiwan Turning Into a Surveillance State, Privacy Advocates Report

Taiwan Turning Into a Surveillance State, Privacy Advocates Report

Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) reported that surveillance had been conducted quietly online on Taiwanese over the past few years.

TAHR said that Taiwanese authorities had been looking into social networking content and metadata of netizens without their knowledge, with the government sending as much as 70,000 data requests to social networking and digital service providers in 2015 to 2016 alone.

The report was cited by lawmaker Yu Mei-nu of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, who expressed her concern on the excessive snooping by the authorities into the secrets and private communications of online users.  

Source: Yahoo News SG

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