Registering E-Commerce Websites in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Last week I examined the four types of e-commerce websites that are allowed to operate in Vietnam (see Some Issues on E-Commerce in Vietnam). For each type, there is either a notification or registration requirement before the website can commence operations. This week I wanted to discuss the requirements for [...]

By |2021-04-26T02:23:50+07:00April 26th, 2021|Corporate and commercial, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Registering E-Commerce Websites in Vietnam

Mobile Money Pilot Program in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate On 3 March 2021, the Prime Minister of Vietnam issued a decision that authorized a pilot program for the use of mobile money in Vietnam. This is a major step forward in the use of non-physical currency in the country and marks a potential change in the direction of the [...]

By |2021-04-12T03:01:15+07:00April 12th, 2021|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Mobile Money Pilot Program in Vietnam

E-Commerce Contracts in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate In traditional contracts, the contract is dependent upon the agreement of the parties. That agreement is reached through a process of contract formation. In the first step, one of the parties makes an offer of providing either goods or services. The other party then will review the offer and accept [...]

By |2021-04-05T03:04:01+07:00April 5th, 2021|Contract Law, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on E-Commerce Contracts in Vietnam

Legal Issues with Blockchain in Vietnam

By Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate A while ago I wrote about blockchain and data protection issues in Vietnam. In that post, I discussed the Vietnamese government’s promotion of the development of blockchain technology in the country. I also pointed to certain difficulties in its adoption due to certain requirements in the existing data protection laws. [...]

By |2021-03-29T05:34:08+07:00March 29th, 2021|Contract Law, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Legal Issues with Blockchain in Vietnam

Data Privacy of Children in Vietnam

A couple weeks ago I wrote about Vietnam's new draft data protection regulations. Part of those regulations cover the protection of children's data in the online environment. That is not the first instance of regulations for data privacy for children in Vietnam, however. As approximately 36% of Vietnam's population is under 24 years old and [...]

By |2021-03-15T03:10:14+07:00March 15th, 2021|TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Data Privacy of Children in Vietnam

Foreign E-Commerce Providers in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Recently, I came across an update that referred to an official letter clarifying tax issues as relates to foreign e-commerce providers. I'll discuss it in more depth in a bit, but in essence, it said that foreign e-commerce providers will be treated like all foreign service providers for purposes of [...]

By |2021-03-08T02:33:24+07:00March 8th, 2021|Corporate and commercial, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Foreign E-Commerce Providers 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

Data Protection and Blockchains in Vietnam

Some time ago I had the time and the inclination to look into blockchain technology. The more I learned the more I saw that it presented a huge potential for collecting and managing data across a broad spectrum of activities. I also saw some difficulties in its deployment, especially in Vietnam. Issues of confidentiality and [...]

By |2021-02-22T02:47:13+07:00February 22nd, 2021|Contract Law, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Data Protection and Blockchains in Vietnam

Social Networks in Vietnam

In several of my posts lately, I've mentioned the possibility of certain services coming under the laws governing the deployment and operation of social networks in Vietnam (see P2P Lending in Vietnam and B2B Lending in Vietnam). But in mentioning it, I have yet to go into any details about what those laws contain and [...]

By |2021-02-08T02:54:27+07:00February 8th, 2021|Publications, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Social Networks in Vietnam

B2B Lending in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Last week I attended a year-end party and was asked about business-to-business, or B2B, lending in Vietnam. While I was familiar with the legal issues surrounding peer-to-peer, or P2P, lending (see my post on that topic here) I hadn't had the chance to investigate the somewhat different issues surrounding the [...]

By |2021-02-01T01:57:38+07:00February 1st, 2021|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on B2B Lending in Vietnam
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