Taiwan: Big Brother Is Listening

Some articles caught my attention this week (HERE and HERE).

We all emphasize on privacy, but not all may escape from authorities:

Between 2007 and September 2009 government agencies requested 2.3 million call records (mobile and land-line) and user information for 3.5 million phone numbers.

Of course if the point is to fight criminals, it could be justified.

But still…

2.3 million call records: if we suppose that 1 phone record represents 1 person, it means that roughly 10% of the Taiwanese population were concerned…

It is equivalent to 70,000 call records per month, compared to 25,000 per month between 2002 and 2006: +180% increase!


Among these requests, almost 80,000 ended with wiretaps (eavesdropping), said roughly 6,700 per month…

Interesting statistics, don’t you think so?



Mots clés Technorati : ,,,

2 Responses

  1. My wife complained to me tonight that I was on the ‘188(NT$)’ plan with Hinet Mobile but I’d only made 45NT in calls. Now I feel quite justified.

  2. 😆

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