On December 15, 2015, the Legislative Yuan amended the “Personal Information Protection Act”: (1) specifying that medical records are deemed sensitive information; (2) adding exceptions whereby sensitive information may be collected, disposed of and used; (3) changing some of the provisions requiring “written consent” to “consent”, for the collection and disposition of personal information; (4) eliminating criminal liability for violations of the Act without a profit motive, with such violations still subject to civil claims and administrative penalties; and (5) extending the time limit for those who, before the coming into force of these amendments, indirectly obtained personal information of others, to notify the owner of such personal information.  The amendments above should come into force on March 15, 2016.