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

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

Some Issues of Data Protection in International Websites

In last week’s Economist there featured an article about the Chinese founded app TikTok. As the article was written with an America aligned editorial policy it took a warning stance suggesting that even though ByteDance, the holding company that owns TikTok is domiciled in the Cayman Islands, the ultimate beneficial owners remain it’s Chinese founders.   [...]

By |2022-07-18T02:20:10+07:00July 18th, 2022|Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Some Issues of Data Protection in International Websites

Challenges to a Global KYC Experience

Know Your Customer (KYC) is a major element of most countries’ anti-money laundering legislation. Vietnam is no exception. It has developed a comprehensive set of KYC regulations and have even extended the process to allow for digital KYC confirmation. And herein lies the problem. KYC relies on the cooperation of each country. Vietnam may have [...]

By |2022-07-04T02:51:06+07:00July 4th, 2022|Banking and Finance, Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Challenges to a Global KYC Experience

Vietnam’s International Commitments in Data Privacy

To finish up the rather long review of data privacy regulations in e-commerce, including data localitzation and cybersecurity issues, I thought I would share our overview we prepared of relevant commitments in these areas in international agreements to which Vietnam has recently become a member. Without looking at every bilateral treaty, we have reviewed the [...]

By |2022-06-06T04:53:40+07:00June 6th, 2022|Data Privacy, International Trade|Comments Off on Vietnam’s International Commitments in Data Privacy

Data Localization Revisited, a Vietnam Primer

Data Localization, Where We Stand In 2018 the National Assembly passed the controversial new law on cybersecurity that subsequently went into effect on 1 January 2019. In addition to providing rules that allowed the government to arguably censor residents who posted objectionable content on the internet, it also expanded and simultaneously solidified the data localisation [...]

By |2022-05-09T04:20:34+07:00May 9th, 2022|Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Data Localization Revisited, a Vietnam Primer

How Cross-border Data Collection Threatens Us All

I'm a little scared. And it's Facebook's fault. The thing is, for the longest time, the world was organized into discreet territories with their own sovereignty, powers, and abilities to control the trade that crossed their borders. They could physically stop something or someone from entering their country by holding them up at the border [...]

By |2022-03-21T03:11:32+07:00March 21st, 2022|Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on How Cross-border Data Collection Threatens Us All
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