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The Overseas Community Affairs Council ('OCAC') announced, on 8 October 2019, that from May to September 2019, 228 Taiwanese customers of were victims of fraud as their personal information was accessed by hackers, which resulted in a collective loss of TWD 33 million (approx. €992,000).

The Personal Data Protection Commission ('PDPC') released, on 9 October 2019, its revised advisory guidelines on key concepts ('the Key Concept Guidelines') and introduced a new chapter on cloud services in the advisory guidelines for selected topics ('the Selected Topics Guidelines').

The European Data Protection Board ('EDPB') released, on 8 October 2019, the agenda ('the Agenda') for its 14th plenary session taking place on 8 and 9 October 2019.

OneTrust DataGuidance confirmed, on 7 October 2019, with Hassan AlKoofi, Associate at Hassan Radhi & Associates, that the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs ('MoJ') will exercise the role of Data Protection Authority ('DPA'). 

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society ('MDES') announced, on 30 September 2019, the launch of the Office of the Personal Data Protection Committee ('PDPC').

The European Data Protection Supervisor ('EDPS') released, on 1 October 2019, its 'website evidence collector' tool, an open source software for the automation of privacy and personal data protection inspections of websites ('the Software').