How Ethereum’s Merge affects Vietnam

For those who follow cryptocurrency news, something big just happened. Ethereum, probably second only to Bitcoin, merged.   There are two things that must be understood before taking a risk with the Ethereum chain. First, what is the merge, and second what about the proof of work fork that has already broken away from the merged [...]

By |2022-09-26T06:44:37+07:00September 26th, 2022|Legal News|Comments Off on How Ethereum’s Merge affects Vietnam

Data Privacy and Vietnam’s Government, Some Questions

According to Vietnam Plus yesterday, Ho Chi Minh City authorities are hopeful that their gross regional domestic process will be composed 25% of the digital economy. The plans are ambitious. Accordingly, attention will be paid to raising public awareness of digital transformation; organising the implementation of digital transformation tasks and building digital government; and integrating [...]

By |2022-09-21T09:58:43+07:00September 21st, 2022|Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Data Privacy and Vietnam’s Government, Some Questions

Impacts of Vietnam’s New Data Localization Decree

Last week, I posted our firm’s coverage of the new decree for implementation of the law on Cybersecurity in Vietnam (the “Decree”). This week I want to look at some of the effects this will have on enterprises doing business in Vietnam. As a base definition, data localization roughly means a requirement that data collected [...]

By |2022-09-12T06:46:47+07:00September 12th, 2022|Data Privacy, International Trade, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Impacts of Vietnam’s New Data Localization Decree

Cybersecurity Updates in Vietnam’s Legal Regime

Despite the fact that the promulgation of Decree 53 on the implementation of the cybersecurity law is verging on old news, I wanted to share the information prepared by our firm here because it is an extremely important development in the sphere of cybersecurity in Vietnam. Dang The Duc and Thai Gia Han prepared the [...]

By |2022-09-05T05:50:06+07:00September 5th, 2022|Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cybersecurity Updates in Vietnam’s Legal Regime

Vietnam’s Independence Day Remembered

This week marks the 67th anniversary of Vietnam's Declaration of Independence. On 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh stood in Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, and read the declaration to over a million people in Hanoi, and also gathered in Saigon. He based his declaration on that of the United States. In honor of that anniversary, [...]

By |2022-08-29T06:33:00+07:00August 29th, 2022|constitutional, Indochine Counsel News|Comments Off on Vietnam’s Independence Day Remembered

A Modest Proposal

Many professions maintain a code of conduct. Doctors must swear by the hypocratic oath. Lawyers must uphold their jurisdiction’s ethics rules. Politicians and military often swear to uphold the constitutional documents of their country. Even Starbuck’s baristas must abide my health and safety regulations. There are rules for almost every field, but not quite all [...]

By |2022-08-22T03:37:27+07:00August 22nd, 2022|Intellectual Property, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on A Modest Proposal

Legislating the Metaverse in ASEAN

The Metaverse is a projected new technology that will be used to connect users all across the globe and will involve both virtual reality, social media, and traditional technologies. The Metaverse has largely been promoted by Facebook's parent company Meta, but that, according to Meta President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg, does not mean that [...]

By |2022-08-15T06:55:35+07:00August 15th, 2022|Dispute Resolution, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Legislating the Metaverse in ASEAN

Some thoughts on data localization

When I first came to understand Vietnam’s rigid requirements surrounding data localization I thought the requirements far too rigid and expensive to be realistically enforced. Requiring data collectors to open a branch office or representative office and to refrain from transferring any data collected on Vietnamese citizens out of the country. I’m not the only [...]

By |2022-08-01T01:45:35+07:00August 1st, 2022|Data Privacy, Legal News|Comments Off on Some thoughts on data localization

Vietnam, the FBI, and You

According to thus month’s Wired Magazine, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted 3.4 million illegal searches of private data. Thus included searches of foreign individuals and entities.  That number, to those who might not be aligned with the United States, is a terrifying one. As the FBI is an agency devoted to domestic [...]

By |2022-07-25T03:14:11+07:00July 25th, 2022|Banking and Finance, Competitive research, Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Vietnam, the FBI, and You
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