Taiwan Takes Actions on “Open Government" and “Open Parliament" and Launches the 1st OGP Action Plan Co-Developed with Civil Society Representatives

Author / Claire Cheng (The original article was written in Traditional Chinese)
Translator (ENG) / Ming-Chen Li
Editor / OCF Lab 

As Taiwan’s democracy moves forward, the citizens’ desire for civic participation can no longer be satisfied by the government’s unilateral policy-making and the consultation of experts and academics. In spite of the government’s efforts, for many citizens, the government still hasn’t fully taken the citizens’ views into consideration when it comes to policy-making, rendering open government more similar to “Open Washing”. For civil servants, not only is their workload increased, but facing the citizens’ anger at times is also frustrating.

How exactly can Taiwan truly implement open governance policy? Fortunately, we are not alone, and there’s the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for our reference. The OGP not only collects the experiences of countries dedicated to achieving open government, but also monitors the implementation of each country’s action plans through a standardized evaluation mechanism. Last year (2020), Taiwan, though not a participating government of OGP, launched two action plans, one for the Executive Yuan and the other for the Legislative Yuan, based on the OGP’s standard, and released the official action plans this year.

This article is the third of the OCF Lab’s series on open government (the previous two articles are Introducing the Establishment and Operating Mechanism of OGP, and the Action Plan Framework Promoted by the National Development Council and Legislative Yuan to Promote Open Parliament Based on the Framework of OGP). The third article consists of three parts; the first part is about what OGP means for Taiwan’s open government policy in the past; the second part elaborates on the pros and cons of open government policy based on the OGP standard, and the last part provides an analysis of OGP’s impact on Taiwan.


【專題】追擊亞洲四國 eID ,資安、法制全面釋疑

犧牲資安換取便利?法制不全政府擴權?台灣「數位晶片身分證」發行緊急喊卡,資安和法律的質疑聲浪再掀高峰。目前時下討論文章多以歐洲國家為主,OCF 特此訪問日本、韓國、馬來西亞、新加坡,用較貼近台灣的亞洲 4 鄰國作為前車之鑑,洞悉 eID 各層面疑慮!



【追擊亞洲 eID(三)】亞洲國家數位身份證的使用概況(下篇:新加坡、南韓、台灣)


作者/採訪者:張苓蕾;編輯:OCF Lab

(Photo by rupixen.com on Unsplash)

【追擊亞洲 eID(一)】數位身分證在台灣:被低估的隱私及資安風險

不過是加個晶片,明明更方便,為何這麼多專家學者急跳腳?本文作為〈追擊 eID〉系列的首篇,將簡潔地介紹「數位晶片身分證」與其相關政策缺失帶來的 4 項疑慮,以及可避免個資外洩甚至國安問題的 3 點建議。

作者:何明諠;編輯:OCF Lab

(Photo credit: 內政部釋出圖片)

台灣自 2015 年起再次啟動全面換發數位身分證的計畫,這是政府在 1998 年及 2005 年後,第三次正式啟動與數位身分的計畫。
本次製作數位身分證的政策自 2015 年發起至今歷經了多次修正。目前最新的計畫,是政府預計將現有的身分證結合自然人憑證,製作成新式數位晶片身分證,並預計於 2021年 1 月於澎湖縣、新竹市、新北市板橋區及永和區試辦, 2021 年 7 月開始全面換發(此文撰於 2020/11,12 月時四區已退出試辦,且換發暫緩)。


On the Use of Digital Identity in Asia (1) – Digital ID in Taiwan

Written by Ho Ming-hsuan | Edited by OCF Lab

The digital revolution in the last half-decade has made digital life a new norm, and many countries are joining a growing number of people in transitioning into a ‘walletless’ future. First there was contactless payment, which allows users to pay through their mobile devices. Now, electronic and digital forms of identification are taking the world by storm. Gone are the days where we had to fumble through card after card to finally reach for the right one. Now, all our essential information is available at our fingertips with just a single card or smart device in hand.