Taiwan – Information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics sector
III. The State duty to protect human rights
C. Actions planned
- Continue promoting international human rights dialogue and cooperation (page 9)
‘In the area of digital human rights, as talks with the European Union regarding a GDPR adequacy decision for Taiwan move forward, we will move methodically toward the establishment of an agency tasked with responsibility for promoting the protection of personal information.’
This information is also covered under Appendix 4: Overview of the implementation of the state duty to protect and the access to remedy, The state duty to protect, UNGP9, Actions planned (page 49-50).
Appendix 2: Concrete actions taken by Taiwan to ensure respect by businesses for human right
- In order to strengthen enterprises’ CSR implementation and enhance human rights awareness, the Taiwanese government and civil society have implemented a number of support measures, including the following:
‘The Secure Online Shopping Association put forward a “Good 34 E-Commerce Code of Conduct.” The code’s purpose is to establish a self-regulated, orderly, fair, efficient, clear, and safe e-commerce environment that will ensure consumer rights and interests and build consumer confidence in e-commerce. The effort is also designed to promote the sound development of e-commerce, and seeks to optimize the welfare of both e-commerce operators and consumers.
Taiwan’s Asustek Computer, Acer Corporation, Hon Hai Technology, HTC, and TSMC are all members of the Responsible Business Alliance and follow the “Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct” to strengthen the management of supply chains.
Asustek, Acer, HTC, and TSMC are also members of the Responsible Minerals Initiative, which helps firms manage issues related to conflict minerals. This includes assistance in due diligence efforts.’
This information is also covered under Appendix 4: Overview of the implementation of the state duty to protect and the access to remedy, The state duty to protect, UNGP7, Actions taken (page 46).