is based on Section 3, Article 27 Section 3 of the Children
and Youth Welfare Act .
are definitions of words utilized in these Regulations:
1. Computer networking: Refers to connecting to the Internet
to obtain public information from websites.
2. Internet service provider: Refers to a party that provides
Internet access, platforms and content.
3. Internet access provider: Refers to a company that provides
a dedicated line or dial-up
method to access the Internet.
4. Internet platform provider (referred to hereafter as platform
provider): Refers to a company
that provides storage space in hardware, or that sets up an
Internet website to provide
information and webpage link services.
5. Internet content provider (referred to hereafter as content
provider): Refers to the party that
provides content on a website or page.
6. Internet content rating service organization: Refers to
a non-profit institution
commissioned by the government to design an Internet content
rating system and
operation of such a system.
shall not include illegal or banned material.
that meets any of the following circumstances and harms the
physical or mental development of children or adolescents,
shall be rated as restricted and shall not be viewed by those
below the age of 18.
1. Excessive depiction of gambling, drug abuse, drug trafficking,
robbery, burglary, kidnapping, homicide, or other criminal
2. Excessive depiction of the process of suicide
3. Plot involving terror, bloodshed, cruelty, or perversion,
which is presented in an intense manner, yet is still acceptable
to adults in general
4. Depiction of sexual acts or sexual obscenity, or exposure
of genitals, through action, image, language, text, dialogue,
sound, picture, photograph, or any other form, yet which does
not embarrass or disgust adults in general Internet content
that is not rated as restricted may be viewed by children
under guidance from and discretion of parents, guardians,
or others taking care of them.
||The Internet chat
rooms, discussion areas , photo albums, and other functions
offered by platform providers and content providers should
clearly note whether there are managers of for the sites and
whether the sites are inappropriate for persons of certain
rated as restricted shall be labeled according to the following
1. Content providers shall incorporate labels in the computer
source codes of the homepage or relevant webpages rated as
restricted, in accordance with labeling regulations of the
regulatory agencies or other commissioned bodies.
2. Content provided by content providers that is predominantly
rated as restricted shall, on the homepage or relevant webpages,
carry a label indicating the restricted rating or text indicating
that it is “not to be viewed by those below the age of 18.”
3. Content provided by platform and/or content providers that
is partly restricted needs not carry labels in accordance
with the preceding subparagraph. They shall, however, on the
homepage or relevant webpages rated as restricted, carry text
indicating that “this website accords with Taiwan’s Internet
Content Rating Regulations.”
not restricting surfing by children under 18 shall provide
a rating service mechanism. The same applies for other providers
who are unable to effectively restrict surfers.
providers who have been notified by government agencies or
other commissioned bodies of content on their network against
the law or the rules of these Regulations on their shall restrict
access to children and adolescents or remove the offending
shall assist the Internet content rating service institution
in monitoring Internet content , reviewing the rating standard
wording, setting rating standards, and establishing an appeal
The supervising government agency shall assist or encourage
Internet service providers to establishing an Internet content
providers shall complete their Internet rating preparations
and institute the ratings within 18 months of the promulgation
of these Regulations. Prior to this deadline, Internet service
providers shall, in accordance with the self-discipline covenant
drawn up by the Taiwan Internet Association, institute a content
filter or age ID certification mechanism in order to prevent
children or minors adolescents from accessing inappropriate
take effect from the date of promulgation.