VIETNAM, a country with about 93 million people of whom, 50 million are on Facebook and 64 million access the internet at least once every month, is looking to implement a new cybersecurity law. At the National Assembly, the bill will be debated – and is likely to be passed. If so, it will come into effect on June 15. “Authorities believe that a new, more focused law is needed to deal with public security concerns, including the fact that, based on studies and statistics, Vietnam is one of the susceptible countries in the world to cyber-attacks,” Tu Ngoc Trinh and Waewpen Piemwichai, Associates at Tilleke & Gibbins wrote in a blog post recently. SEE ALSO: Vietnam unleashes 10,000 cyber troopers to combat ‘wrong views’ However, lawmakers and analysts feel that some provisions of the draft law are redundant or inconsistent with the existing Law on Network Information Safety and the Information Technology Law. Some of the...
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