Premier: Quarantine tracking system does not infringe on privacy
Radio Taiwan International
Date: 04 January, 2021
By: Leslie Liao
Premier Su Tseng-chang (third from right) and Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (second from right) explain Taiwan’s digital fence policy
Premier Su Tseng-chang says that Taiwan’s digital quarantine tracking system does not infringe on personal privacy. Su made the comment after several people were caught breaking quarantine to attend concerts over the New Year’s long weekend.
Taiwan uses a “digital fence” to track quarantined individuals. The system alerts authorities if people subject to quarantine leave their quarantine area. The announcement that quarantine breakers were caught over the weekend has led several citizens to voice concerns about their privacy under the digital fence system. [FULL STORY]