Vietnam’s Informal Economy Loses During Lockdown

From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the beginning of 2020, employers and workers have all be hit hard by the economic downturn that resulted. In Vietnam, with a population of nearly 100 million people, the pandemic has only recently caused a major reduction in the need for human capital. But that reduction has [...]

By |2021-09-13T06:02:42+07:00September 13th, 2021|Employment, Legal News|Comments Off on Vietnam’s Informal Economy Loses During Lockdown

A Year of Legal Developments in Vietnam

As it was Independence Day this past week, I thought it would be a good time to review the major legal developments in Vietnam of the last year. Particularly as one of our lawyers conveniently prepared a list of the major developments in the law over. The past 12 months have seen a slew of [...]

By |2021-09-06T07:19:10+07:00September 6th, 2021|Legal News|Comments Off on A Year of Legal Developments in Vietnam

Vietnamese policy for emergency vaccine imports

The following article is vital to understanding the future of Covid-19 vaccines in Vietnam and was published in the Vietnam Investment Review on 17 June 2021. By Nguyen Thi Hong Anh and Ly Nghia Dzung Indochine Counsel Amid growing coronavirus cases from the latest outbreak in the country, the Vietnamese government is taking measures to [...]

By |2021-06-24T06:48:36+07:00June 24th, 2021|Business News, Legal News, Publications, Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on Vietnamese policy for emergency vaccine imports

El-Salvador, Cryptocurrency, and Vietnam

As I've written before, Vietnam currently views cryptocurrency as a prohibited form of payment (see Cryptocurrency in Vietnam). The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has repeatedly made it clear that it does not recognize cryptocurrency or any digital currency as legal tender. Although a recent program initiated a pilot program for e-money (see Mobile Money [...]

By |2021-06-14T03:34:15+07:00June 14th, 2021|Banking and Finance, Legal News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on El-Salvador, Cryptocurrency, and Vietnam

New Online Advertising Restrictions in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate While I have written largely about Fintech issues in this blog, the scope of my responsibilities extends to other areas involving technology and media. This week, therefore, I am going to write on a subject that has caused a bit of a stir in Vietnam regarding the regulations that just [...]

By |2021-06-07T05:57:12+07:00June 7th, 2021|Legal News, Publications, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on New Online Advertising Restrictions in Vietnam

Personal Data Leaks in Vietnam

According to an article in VN Express International's website (see Personal data leak affects thousands of Vietnamese) the news of a major leak of personal data was announced. (Other articles covered the news in the Vietnamese language, but for purposes of discussion, the English language story will work best.) The data, which comprised 17 GBs [...]

By |2021-05-24T07:11:04+07:00May 24th, 2021|Data Privacy, Legal News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Personal Data Leaks in Vietnam

Some Issues on E-Commerce in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Random E-Commerce Provisions in Vietnam I wrote a blog post last week about a company that got in trouble with the law. And though my information was based on publicly available newspaper reports, the company also happened to be a client so the post was vetoed by management. As such, [...]

By |2021-04-19T06:57:46+07:00April 19th, 2021|Legal News|Comments Off on Some Issues on E-Commerce in Vietnam

Vietnam’s New Draft Data Protection Law

by Steven Jacob It finally happened. A few weeks ago, the Ministry of Public Security issued its draft Decree on Personal Data Protection. This is apparently the second draft though I've only seen reference to a previous "outline" issued at the end of 2019. Prepared in conjunction with advisors from the EU it is less [...]

By |2021-03-01T01:56:21+07:00March 1st, 2021|Legal News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Vietnam’s New Draft Data Protection Law

New Legal Developments for Ride Hailing in Vietnam

Last week Grab drivers in Hanoi went on strike, shutting off their Grab accounts and refusing to respond to requests for rides or deliveries. Dressed in the now familiar green and white jackets and helmets they wear to identify them as Grab drivers, they gathered outside the company's local offices to voice their displeasure over [...]

By |2020-12-14T12:25:44+07:00December 14th, 2020|Legal News, Taxation, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on New Legal Developments for Ride Hailing in Vietnam

Data Localisation Requirements in Vietnam

While this article is about data localisation requirements in Vietnam, it is the first in a long series (occasionally interrupted) of blog posts I intend to write about data privacy and cybersecurity in Vietnam. This is part of my continuing effort to inform myself (see this post on e-wallets for an introduction of my intended [...]

By |2020-12-07T12:28:08+07:00December 7th, 2020|Legal News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Data Localisation Requirements in Vietnam
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