ACCESO Director on Taiwan TV

Professor James Cooper of California Western School of Law, Proyecto ACCESO’s director for two decades, appeared on Taiwan’s TVBS television news on December 1, 2017 to discuss Taiwan’s draft cyber security bill that is being considered by Taiwan’s Legislature. 

Cooper joined some Yuan legislators’ concerns over the very heavy policies of Article 18 of the draft bill, allowing for confiscation of electronic files, servers and other materials without a judicial process or search warrant. 

Policy makers should consider the chilling effect on investments and operations that could result from such strong sanctions. 

While cybersecurity and industrial policy are paramount concerns, data privacy must be balanced as well.