Chairperson Yaw-Shyang Chen was interviewed by Hugo du Plessix and colleagues from France Creative Studio u2p050; taking place at the NCC on September 28th, the meeting touched upon various topics, including issues concerning internet governance, the legislative spirit of certain EU regulations pertaining to digital communications, cyber security and standards, as well as the experience of Taiwan concerning 5G deployment and the development of satellite communications.
During the talks, Chairperson Yaw-Shyang Chen explained that Taiwan conducts internet governance by involving a diverse range of stakeholders - all of which play a crucial role in the governance framework. He also emphasized how NCC compiles opinions and feedback from public consultations within the process of shaping policies. As a result, public participation, a core principle of democratic governments, can be ensured.
With view to the internet governance, Chairperson Chen highlighted that on September 14th and 15th, NCC had held the “2023 Internet Communications Forum”, inviting communication regulators from the UK and France, as well as platform operators such as Google, Meta, Line and Dcard, to exchange opinions on related issues; the topic of collaborating in order to facilitate self-discipline of the industry by establishing partnerships between public and private sectors was also discussed. The parties also touched upon the prevention of fraud; Chairperson Chen explained how different government departments of Taiwan need to actively cooperate with platform operators to combat fraudulent activities.
u2p050 Studio is a participant in Taiwan-France immersive content residency programme and the Kaohsiung film festival. Members include Hugo du Plessix, Felix Zapata Galeano, Clemence Plenet, and Rodolphe Macabeo. The meeting was held primarily to explore the influence of the relationship between Taiwan's technological infrastructure and geopolitics; the outcomes are planned to be presented in relevant exhibits.
Through this interchange, it is hoped that France can acquire greater understanding of Taiwan’s governance of the aforementioned issues. NCC remains committed to playing an active role in the international community and is willing to share its progressive internet governance policies with peers and relevant international organizations. The interview was concluded underscoring the warm and friendly ties between Taiwan and France.
Photo: NCC Chairperson Yaw-Shyang Chen (2nd right) with Co-founder Hugo du Plessix of u2p050 (center), and u2p050 memebers Felix Zapata Galeano (1st right), Clemence Plenet (1st left), Rodolphe Macabeo (2nd left)