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Vision: Utilize collective wisdom gathered though the Internet to create a New Taiwan equipped with “i-d-e-a” intelligent network by 2020 to shape future quality life for the people of Taiwan. Where:

"i” is for “intelligent Taiwan”: To expand innovative development and applications of the Internet, build comfortable lifestyle and homeland environment, and create innovative mode of network economy.

"d” is for “digital nation”:  To build up an interactive, mutual-trust mechanism among social networks and with the government through open data and big data analyses, in order to make the Internet and the real world complement to each other.

“e” is for “e-government”: To provide people proactive, niche, or comprehensive services through streamlined administrative processes and effective and efficient management.

“a” is for “accessible to the people”: To enable people, regardless of his/her region, generation, economic status, education, etc., to enjoy intelligent lifestyle, to ensure the right to access, and to minimize the digital divide.

The policy of ide@ Taiwan 2020 consists of five aspects, including “Infrastructural Environment,” “Transparent Governance,” “Intelligent Lifestyle,” “Internet Economy,” and “Smart Homeland,” covering the comprehensive establishment of infrastructure and the promotion of applications. ide@ Taiwan 2020 offers a principal guideline for the ministries and agencies to animate relevant policies. Highlights of the five aspects include:

-Infrastructural Environment aspect: It is intent on creating a smart ICT (information and communication technology) infrastructure for people to be able to enjoy quick access to rich and convenient services of intelligent lifestyle, anytime and anywhere. The government is to provide Virtual World Regulation 2.0 and will adhere to the principles of minimal supervision, forward-looking innovation, and flexible agility to handle shared economy such as Bitcoin, Uber, etc., and even to influence the issues of the net neutrality in the development of OTT (over-the-top content: service provided via the Internet) such as Facebook.

-Transparent Governance aspect: To introduce public participation, advanced action plans for government open data project will be carried out to establish a two-stage consultation system and to perfect a legal environment for open data, and in cooperation with the private sector’s datacenters, provide a variety of new innovative services of cross-border integration. In addition, conduct a pilot project for online proposing a public policy (Citizens Propose) to expand the pipeline for popular participation in public policy-making.

-Intelligent Lifestyle aspect: To animate teaching and adaptive learning, young students are expected to be able to enjoy adaptive learning and grow up happily through a sound cloud-based learning resource, optimized digital learning, innovative classroom teaching, and personalized learning mechanisms. Furthermore, utilize virtual and physical unification technology to produce a diversity of video content, and build a cloud-based museum to expedite the development and innovation of the value-added application of cultural artifacts, so that people can savor rich cultural entertainment.

-Internet Economy aspect: Perfect an industrial ecosystem of e-commerce to facilitate the flourishing development of e-business transactions, enhance the security of e-commerce transactions, open up opportunities of cross-border e-commerce, and create opportunities for the revival of traditional industries. Encourage innovative Internet financial services, popularize the applications of mobile payment and third-party payment, and promote the application of big financial data analyses to create Digital Financial Environment 3.0.

-Smart Homeland aspect: According to the construction plan of National Geospatial and Temporal Information Cloud, the data collected by each unite under the national geographic information system will be integrated to enhance the ability to prevent and combat disasters and to carry out relief work, in addition to developing the services of information integration and circulation for public transportation system. The Internal Affairs Project on Integration and Application of Map Data is designed to standardize and integrate government’s and the private sector’s map data, in order to facilitate data circulation and value-added applications.

All relevant ministries and agencies which have already formulated action plans in accordance with the White Paper should in the future adhere to the core concepts of the quest for “the interests of all people,” “cooperation between public and private sectors,” and “innovative implementation,” to carry out the policy with full vigor and urgency. In addition, in response to the ever-changing ICT development, the competent ministries and agencies of respective aspects will make regular inventory on and rolling adjustment to the strategic directions and practices for the policy, to really master and properly response to the new trends in ICT development and application.

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