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NCC requisitions airtime to broadcast health-related information

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu The National Communications Commission (NCC) has requisitioned selected airtime from 213 TV channels and 161 radio stations nationwide (foreign channels distributed in Taiwan have been debarred) since 22 January 2020. Each of the selected TV channels must allocate 24 minutes each weekday and 10 minutes each weekend day to broadcast …

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5G spectrum auction ends and real competition begins

Artist : Ms. Viola Liang Taiwan’s 5G spectrum auction came to an end on 21 February 2020. The five incumbents secured the 5G spectrum following a competitive auction with total bids reaching NT$142.191 billion (approximately $4.7 billion) which will be paid within 30 days following the National Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) notice. Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) obtained …

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Online box office liable for data theft and consequential damages

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu In September 2019 a landmark appeal court decision found an online information service provider liable for consequential damages of data theft. In April 2017 subscribers and users of one of Taiwan’s most popular box office websites, EZding, reported numerous data theft incidents. EZding rejected the complaints about its security management, …

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