Taiwan Business TOPICS profiles five of Taiwan’s ascendant tech startups in industries ranging from healthcare and tourism to transportation and media. Health2Sync Diabetes runs in Ed Deng’s family. Relatives of the Taipei-based entrepreneur have passed away from complications of the disease, which is the third-leading cause of death among Taiwanese women. Researchers believe that East…

The European Union (EU)’s new data protection regime, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into force on May 25, with huge implications for how global businesses, including those in Taiwan, handle personal data. The GDPR, which succeeds the Data Protection Directive of 1995, aims to harmonize data-protection regulations across the EU. But the…

Declaring that “information security is national security,” President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration has made considerable progress fulfilling promises to beef up Taiwan’s cybersecurity defenses as well as to spur development of the home-grown cybersecurity sector. A Department of Cybersecurity was established in 2016 as an official unit under the Executive Yuan, upgraded from its previous incarnation…