Taiwan unveils plans to create digital ministry

Supervisory body of communications affairs to take center stage in organizational reform

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/06/28
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's plan to establish a digital ministry will be focused on restructuring the National Communications Commission (NCC).

As part of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) electoral platform, incorporating the country's administrative resources in information, cybersecurity, telecommunications, the internet, and communications will become a pivotal part of her second term in an era characterized by constant digital challenges, wrote CNA.

The NCC, an independent statutory agency under the auspices of the Executive Yuan, is likely to play a major role in the institutional transformation, according to its spokesperson Hsiao Chi-hung (蕭祈宏). The agency is currently responsible for regulating the telecommunications and broadcast industries.

The Cabinet's cybersecurity department and the Ministry of Science and Technology will be integrated with the NCC for the digital ministry to be formed, according to Hsiao. The organizational reform will involve a complicated network that also spans economic and transportation affairs.    [FULL  STORY]

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