Facebook and Google found Vietnam's cybersecurity law "appropriate" and did not object to it, a senior Public Security Ministry official said Friday. Vietnam’s cybersecurity law, which was approved by a majority vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday, requires foreign businesses like Facebook and Google to store Vietnamese users’ data within the nation’s territory and provide it authorities upon receipt of written requests. As the law was being drafted, lawmakers had reached out to Google and Facebook to discuss its provisions, said Lieutenant-general Hoang Phuoc Thuan, director of the ministry’s Cybersecurity Department. “They said that this [law] was appropriate and that they will research to modify their companies’ strategies accordingly,” Thuan told VnEpxress. Authorities will only ask businesses to provide users’ data when there are signs of violations of the law, Thuan said. “Providing customers’ data to security … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google okay with Vietnam’s cybersecurity law: official
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Final draft of tourism law disallows foreign firms to arrange outbound toursDao Loan HCMC – A provision allowing foreign-invested firms to organize outbound tours for Vietnamese guests has been removed from the final draft of the law on tourism which will be passed to the National Assembly for approval. Travel firms have shown disappointment as the previous drafts are designed to open up the outbound market segment to foreign-invested enterprises. “Our parent company in Japan wants to organize tours for Vietnamese tourists. The fifth draft of the law released last year still permitted foreign-invested travel firms to organize programs for Vietnamese customers to travel abroad, but we feel hopeless now,” a deputy director of a tourism joint venture in HCMC told the Daily. Some joint ventures, especially those between domestic and Asian enterprises, are still organizing outbound tours for Vietnamese tourists. To dodge the current regulations, domestic tourism … [Read more...] about Final draft of tourism law disallows foreign firms to arrange outbound tours
Draft decree puts white-legged shrimp farmers at risk By Ngoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – A draft government decree is feared to put white-legged shrimp farmers at stake as it would impose hefty fines on those rearing non-native creatures deemed as environmentally harmful, which include white-legged shrimp. Farmers raising creatures in the list of banned species as provided by the draft decree prepared by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment would be fined from VND50 million to VND500 million and forced to either re-export or destroy them. If the draft decree was approved, white-legged shrimp farmers would face fines of at least VND50 million as this kind of crustacean is classified as environmentally harmful in Circular 22/2011/TT-BTNMT issued by the ministry, effective from August 15, said Nguyen Thi Kim Anh, deputy head of the agriculture ministry’s legal department. If white-legged shrimp is proven harmless and of high economic value, the Ministry … [Read more...] about Draft decree puts white-legged shrimp farmers at risk
(VEN) - A meeting gathering suggestions for improving a public investment bill from ministries and sectors took place on April 18. The Ministry of Planning and Investment said at the meeting that the bill was expected to be submitted to the Vietnam National Assembly at the national assembly's sixth session in October this year. According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the public investment bill was first drafted in 2009 in accordance with National Assembly Resolution 72/2006/QH11 dated November 29, 2006 and was developed and revised in 2010 in compliance with National Assembly Executive Committee Resolution 883/2010/UBTVQH12 dated February 9, 2010. While the bill was drafting, the ministry held many meetings to gather suggestions for improving the bill from ministries, sectors, localities, organizations and donors. Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh said that the ministry many times submitted the bill to all of the 18 members of the government for an … [Read more...] about When will a public investment law be issued?
Vietnam has dismissed a new law passed by China to protect islands saying it will have no impact on the disputed Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga … [Read more...] about China’s new island law means nothing to Vietnam