Mon, Nov 12, 2012 - Page 8 News List

EDITORIAL: Defending high-tech sector is vital

The Ministry of Economic Affairs has proposed a maximum five-year jail term for those convicted of corporate espionage, as well as a fine of up to NT$50 million. The current law does not mandate prison sentences for violators.

In the US, punishments are much heavier and jail terms can be as much as 10 years in similar cases.

The government should do much more to protect local companies because the technology sector remains a central pillar of Taiwanese exports.

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