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

Bribery in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Looking at my list of potential blog topics, I found the issue of bribery remaining from a time before I began to focus primarily on tech-related issues. When I was in Laos we were very aware of this issue. As a foreign-invested endeavor, everything that might involve our home government--which [...]

By |2021-03-22T02:41:14+07:00March 22nd, 2021|Corporate and commercial, General|Comments Off on Bribery 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

Data Privacy Obligations in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate A few weeks ago I wrote about individual user's data privacy rights in Vietnam. This week I want to write about the service provider's data privacy obligations in Vietnam. While two sides of the same coin, this side is perhaps even more important because it is where the action takes [...]

By |2021-01-25T02:29:07+07:00January 25th, 2021|TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Data Privacy Obligations in Vietnam

Cryptocurrency in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob Cryptocurrency's Rise Cryptocurrency in Vietnam is problematic. For one thing, it's illegal. But that's not the full story nor does it promise to be the last word on the issue. Vietnam is a large market, the fifteenth-most populous country in the world, large enough to add considerable support to any product or [...]

By |2021-01-18T01:58:13+07:00January 18th, 2021|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cryptocurrency in Vietnam
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