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Official Gazette

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Personal data to be better protected

Updated: 17:00’ - 20/04/2023
Organizations and individuals involved in processing personal data will be responsible for protecting such data, according to a decree recently issued by the Government.
Taking effect on July 1, Decree 13 requires such organizations and individuals to implement management and technical measures, state management agencies with jurisdiction to take measure in accordance with this decree and related laws and regulations, and state agencies to implement investigation and prosecution measures from the beginning and throughout the process of handling personal data.
Under the Decree, the Department of Cyber Security and Hi-tech Crime Prevention of the Ministry of Public Security is the specialized agency for the work, and tasked with assisting the ministry in implementing State management on the protection of personal data.
The national portal on personal data protection provides information on policies of the Party, and laws of the State on personal data protection; disseminates policies and laws on personal data protection; updates and receives related information and data through the internet; and provides information on the assessment of personal data protection activities of relevant agencies, organizations and individuals.
In addition, it also receives notifications of violations of regulations on personal data protection; issues warnings about risks and actions of infringing personal data as prescribed by law; and performs other activities in accordance with relevant regulations.
The decree specifies that agencies, organizations, and individuals are responsible for disseminating knowledge, skills, and raising public awareness of personal data protection; and ensuring material facilities and conditions for the specialized agency in implementing its tasks.
The Ministry of Public Security is assigned to develop specific programs and plans to develop workforces specializing in the work.- (VLLF)

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