Personal Data Protection Office
The Personal Data Protection Office under the National Development Council was established on July 4, 2018 in response to the implementation of the GDPR and to ensure a coherent enforcement of the PDPA. On July 25, 2018, the National Development Council replaced the Ministry of Justice to become the governing authority of the PDPA, so that all matters relating to the PDPA may be handled and coordinated by the Council in a coherent matter.
The Personal Data Protection Office is mainly responsible for coordinating all matters relating to the GDPR and to initiate "adequacy talks" with the EU to secure an adequacy decision regarding the GDPR requirements. The Personal Data Protection Office is also tasked with ensuring the compliance and enforcement of the PDPA by all ministries and to strengthen the data protection environment and mechanism in Taiwan by coordinating and working with different ministries.