On May 11, 2017 Taiwan Law enforcement authorities have arrested 62 people on suspicion of illegally selling personal information and have confiscated computers containing about 170 million records of personal data, the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau said Thursday.
After conducting a digital forensic investigation, bureau experts found that each computer contains approximately 200 gigabytes of personal information.
The criminal ring is suspected of selling personal data beginning from last year to real estate agents and property development companies through a software system it developed to allow these companies to obtain information on landowners and provide ways to contact them. Each set of data was sold for NT$150,000-NT$200,000 (US$4,974-US$6,632).
Alexander has over 25 years of experience in Business Information Management and Information Technology. Previously, he has held leadership positions in the world’s leading Business Information providers, including Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Asia, and General Manager of Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), Hong Kong and Taiwan. In addition, he personally managed Hong Kong's Commercial Credit Bureau while working with D&B, and the Consumer Credit Bureau through his directorship at TransUnion Limited.