Vietnam Issues Fake News Rules Amidst Covid-19 Battle

Last Friday Indochine Counsel issued a Special Alert concerning the recent issuance of a decree guiding enforcement efforts to limit "fake news" in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. With some slight formatting differences, the below reproduces that alert for your reference.   On 3 February 2020, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree No. 15/2020/ND-CP on [...]

By |2020-04-20T12:46:13+07:00April 20th, 2020|General, Legal News, Publications, Technology and Media|Comments Off on Vietnam Issues Fake News Rules Amidst Covid-19 Battle

Viettel Installs 5G Network in HCMC

According to Dat Viet at VN Express International, Viettel, the military owned telecommunications company, has installed several 5G network broadcasting stations throughout Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. You can see the article here. This is a major turn around for Vietnam as they are intent on becoming one of the first countries in the [...]

By |2019-09-23T11:04:20+07:00September 23rd, 2019|Business News, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Viettel Installs 5G Network in HCMC

Cybersecurity Update

Recently we prepared a special alert concerning the current draft decree governing the cybersecurity law that has caused so much controversy in the interwebs. One clause, the requirement for offshore companies to establish onshore domain hosting along with a branch/rep office is particularly controversial. Below I quote from our security alert on this issue, as [...]

By |2019-09-17T15:44:29+07:00September 17th, 2019|Intellectual Property, International Trade, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cybersecurity Update

Call for More Technology Transfer in Vietnam

As reprinted in Vietnam+, here, the Vietnam News Agency has called for increased technology transfer to production companies in Vietnam. The call sites dismal numbers of high tech usage by manufacturers in Vietnam stating that nearly 60% of manufacturers are using technology that is outdated while only 2% use high technology. This is disturbing, especially in [...]

By |2019-07-24T14:41:31+07:00July 24th, 2019|Business News, International Trade, Technology and Media|Comments Off on Call for More Technology Transfer in Vietnam

Tax Authorities On Top of Tech

With this article in Vietnam Investment Review, here, the government proves that it is capable of keeping pace with technological advancement in at least one department, that of tax collection. The article examines the fact that Grab, a ride hailing app company, has surpassed Vinasun in tax contributions. It outlines the concerns that were raised initially, [...]

By |2019-06-12T10:40:53+07:00June 12th, 2019|Banking and Finance, Business News, Taxation, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Tax Authorities On Top of Tech

OTT Internet Services at Risk in Vietnam

This week we have a guest post from Mr. Bui Viet Duc, legal assistant at Indochine Counsel. He's spent some time researching this issue and has prepared the following memo for release. Guidance on TV over-the-top (OTT) services under the new draft decree Decree No. 06/2016/ND-CP on management, supply and utilization of radio and television [...]

By |2019-03-18T15:53:28+07:00March 18th, 2019|Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on OTT Internet Services at Risk in Vietnam

P2P Lending in Vietnam

A few days ago the National Bank announced that it will approve Peer to Peer Lending. This comes as little surprise since there are already 40 companies operating in the sector in Vietnam and the activity has been neither approved nor prohibited up to this time. P2P Lending is a method of lending that skips [...]

By |2019-03-11T13:32:31+07:00March 11th, 2019|Banking and Finance, Business News, Corporate and commercial, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on P2P Lending in Vietnam

Technology is Key at the ALA Conference in HCMC

If you looked at the recent blog post announcing Indochine Counsel's hosting of the ASEAN Legal Alliance law conference in Ho Chi Minh City, this November, then you saw a bit about the importance of technology in the continuing pace of change in laws in Southeast Asia. When I was working first out of law [...]

By |2018-10-15T04:48:25+07:00October 15th, 2018|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Events-Seminars, Indochine Counsel News, Intellectual Property, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Technology is Key at the ALA Conference in HCMC

ASEAN Legal Conference 2018 Hosted by Indochine Counsel

This year we are all gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, to hear and share what is affecting ASEAN in terms of disruptive technologies and innovations. We have lined up several speakers who are experts in their fields to share their insights with us. The world is changing very quickly and we as lawyers, accountants, [...]

Cyber-Security Law in Vietnam

Special Alert | 2018 Cybersecurity Law – Impacts on Users and Service Providers in Cyberspace 31 - 08 - 2018 On 12 June 2018, the Cybersecurity Bill was ratified by the National Assembly of Vietnam with an approval rate of 86.86%. The Cybersecurity Law is due to take effect on 1 January 2019 and provides [...]

By |2018-09-27T02:15:20+07:00September 27th, 2018|Business News, Indochine Counsel News, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cyber-Security Law in Vietnam
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