Civic Groups Filing Class-Action Suit Against MOI|質疑數位身分證侵犯隠私 民團要告內政部

Civic groups threaten to sue the Ministry of Interior, saying its digital chip ID cards policy has human rights and security concerns. In repose, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung said while the implementation still requires some fine-tuning, the policy will not change.

Civic groups chant slogans and hold up signs protesting the Ministry of the Interior's compulsory digital "eID" cards. Civic groups will be filing a class-action suit against the ministry next week for violating citizens' privacy rights.

We're not after an oral guarantee of safe digital ID cards from the Ministry of the Interior. We want legislation, written in black and white, telling us in no uncertain terms what these digital ID Cards are and what the ministry can and can't do with them.

Civic groups say the ministry has repeatedly said a special law or revisions are unnecessary throughout the two years since it forced the initiative through. Concerns about violations to the Household Registration Act and the Constitutional Court's Interpretation No. 603 have been ignored. In addition, there are concerns about data and national security because the subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom that won the government tender for the ID cards uses many PRC programs.

Can Taiwan stop all this valuable information from falling into the hands of People's Liberation Army hackers? Taiwan has already had so many data leaks.

We have heard everyone's voices and we will make the system more perfect as we move forward with (digital ID cards).

Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung says while the implementation will be postponed due to COVID-19, the policy remains in place and will be implemented.


民間司改會執行委員 林煜騰表示:「我們要的,並不是內政部口頭的承諾,跟我們說,這個數位身分證,有多安全,有多安全,我們要的,是白紙黑字。你透過立法的方式,明確的告訴我們說,這個數位身分證是什麼事情?內政部能做什麼事情,是內政部不能做的。」


台灣民主實驗室法制研究員 高世軒表示:「這麼多寶貴的資料,如果中國人民解放軍的駭客來偷,台灣擋得住嗎?台灣,之前有太多資料外洩的案子。」

內政部長 徐國勇表示:「各個聲音,我們都聽到了,然後我們會更加精進,會把它做得更完美,然後就往前走,再繼續往前進。」