Legislator discusses CECC data use, privacy concerns

BIG BROTHER? While dozens of people under self-health management were found near Taipei’s New Year’s event, Ann Kao said rules must be set for personal data use

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 05, 2021
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Taiwan People’s Party Legislator Ann Kao attends a news conference on Dec. 23.
Photo: Tu Chien-jung, Taipei Times

The government should evaluate the standards for obtaining personal data for COVID-19 prevention after the pandemic ends to allay privacy concerns, Taiwan People’s Party Legislator Ann Kao (高虹安) said yesterday.

Kao made the remark during an interview with radio host Clara Chou (周玉蔻) in response to public concerns about the Central Epidemic Command Center’s (CECC) “electronic fence 2.0” system that was launched last week.

The system is intended to detect people who attend major public events while under self-health management orders.

The CECC on Dec. 22 announced that people under self-health management are banned from large events, and Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said the system would be used to find people who contravene those rules.    [FULL  STORY]

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