In order to effectively control crimes and law-breaking acts involving the use of high technologies, the Government on April 7 issued Decree No. 25/2014/ND-CP, prescribing the prevention, detection, and handling of hi-tech crimes and violations; international cooperation in handling such crimes and violations; and responsibilities of agencies, organizations, enterprises and individuals.
Under the Decree, in order to prevent hi-tech crimes and violations, information, dissemination and education activities must be intensified, especially among network infrastructure and internet service providers; enterprises engaged in finance, banking, e-payment and e-commerce; and adolescent persons, pupils and students.
Moreover, agencies in charge of administrative management of security and order must take the initiative in detecting causes, conditions, methods of and tricks employed by hi-tech crimes in order to find out appropriate effective measures.
Specifically, measures concerning the administrative management of security and order include keeping track of members of household and civic status books through the management of residence, examination of regular or temporary residence, stay or temporary absence of local residents, management of files, records and identifications of citizens to serve the prevention and control of hi-tech crimes and violations; management of entry, exit and transit; and other law-prescribed administrative management measures regarding security and order.
Specialized agencies have to organize the application of professional measures prescribed by law to gather information and materials on hi-tech crime situation in the localities and fields under their management.
Individuals are also responsible for participating in prevention of these crimes and violations by reporting these crimes to local public security offices and administrations; intentionally installing and effectively protecting passwords for their databases and access to their personal and account information as well as systems of hi-tech equipment; promptly detecting and denouncing to public security offices and authorities in the nearest locations; closely coordinating with the specialized agencies in verifying hi-tech crimes and violations; and providing necessary information and documents to these agencies when requested.
The Decree will take effect on May 22.-