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Facebook runs afoul Vietnam authorities as cybersecurity law takes effect

LAST year, Vietnam’s National Assembly approved a new cybersecurity law that came into effect on Jan 1, and Facebook is reportedly the first to get in trouble over non-compliance. The law, which allows the government to compel foreign website owners to censor information and hand over data on demand, had been criticised widely by the US, EU, and international media. Vietnam holds that the law was designed to improve cybersecurity in the country. However, critics claim that the legislation, quite similar to China’s draconian internet rules, is aimed at silencing online dissent. The new Vietnamese law also states that companies, whether banks, financial institutions, or e-commerce companies, should host servers inside the country — sparking fears of data and privacy breaches and cybersecurity threats. SEE ALSO: It’s not that complicated: Facebook says communication key to business growth Authorities have accused the social media giant of breaching the terms of the new... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Facebook runs afoul Vietnam authorities as cybersecurity law takes effect, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'ASIAN CORRESPONDENT'. Thank you Facebook runs afoul Vietnam authorities as cybersecurity law takes effect

 

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