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

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

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

AI and the Law in Vietnam

I have spent so much time writing about data privacy and fintech regulations in Vietnam that I have forgotten to look at another technology that is vitally linked yet also distinct. That technology, artificial intelligence, is being used to understand and manipulate data and to produce interpretations and actions of smart contracts and companies. According [...]

By |2022-07-11T06:39:54+07:00July 11th, 2022|Competitive research, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on AI and the Law in Vietnam

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
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