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Sunday, August 14, 2022
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Personal data protection in Vietnam - Road ahead Personal data protection in Vietnam - Road ahead
It can be said that Vietnam’s legal provisions on protection of personal data are rooted in the right to privacy - a fundamental human right. There is a general principle enshrined in all provisions on personal data protection in Vietnam’s legal documents: personal data is protected and other subjects may use personal data only if data subjects so agree, unless otherwise provided by law; violators are subject to administrative and criminal penalties, and data subjects suffering from personal data intrusion are entitled to damages.
Improving IP law in the context of international integration Improving IP law in the context of international integration
Over the past time, Vietnam’s legal system on intellectual property (IP) has been built and regularly revised, forming a fundamental legal foundation to regulate issues related to intellectual property rights (IPRs) protection and enforcement. Today, in the face of the requirements of an increasingly intensive, extensive and comprehensive international integration process, it needs further improvements to ensure effective implementation of international commitments and promote the application of scientific and technological research outcomes to production and business, contributing to the national socio-economic development.
Management of religious dignitaries to be tightened Management of religious dignitaries to be tightened
It is important to tighten the management of religious dignitaries and officials in the face of recent law and religious rule violations by some Buddhist monks, according to the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs.
Vietnam revises Criminal Procedure Code to meet its CPTPP commitments Vietnam revises Criminal Procedure Code to meet its CPTPP commitments
Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) last month passed the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Criminal Procedure Code (the Code) to be effective on December 1, 2021. A key reason for the NA to consider and pass these revised provisions right at a single session was to fulfill Vietnam’s commitments under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Below we look into the Law’s provisions that have been designed to meet the CPTPP’s requirements on taking the initiative to initiate legal action to protect industrial property rights over trademarks and geographical indications.
Safeguarding customer information: the need to clarify responsibility of banks and mobile service providers Safeguarding customer information: the need to clarify responsibility of banks and mobile service providers
Confidentiality of customer information in banking service is among very complicated issues as it concerns interests of customers and obligations of credit institutions as well as third parties that wish to access information. This article gives a brief evaluation of Vietnam’s general legal framework regulating customer information protection and the responsibility of banks and mobile service providers to safeguard customer information in fintech operations.
New rule tightens up cross-border advertising activities New rule tightens up cross-border advertising activities
The Government has recently issued a decree revising some articles of Decree 181 of 2013 detailing the Law on Advertising with a view to guaranteeing equality for both local and foreign advertising businesses.
Specialized intellectual property courts around the world and recommendations for Vietnam Specialized intellectual property courts around the world and recommendations for Vietnam
The draft Law Revising a Number of Articles of the Intellectual Property Law has been put for public opinions and is expected to be submitted to the 15th National Assembly for consideration and comments at the 2nd session, and passage at the 3rd session. The amendments and supplementations focus on seven main groups of policies recently approved by the National Assembly, including improvement of the effectiveness of the intellectual property (IP) rights protection. This article introduces some models of specialized IP court in a number of countries in the world and makes some recommendations for Vietnam to improve the effectiveness of its IP rights protection activities.
Law on Vietnam Coast Guard - ‘sharp tool in law enforcement at sea Law on Vietnam Coast Guard - ‘sharp tool’ in law enforcement at sea
Over the two years of enforcement, the Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard has proved to be a “sharp tool” for implementing law at sea.
Compatibility between Vietnams law and CITES regarding wildlife protection Compatibility between Vietnam’s law and CITES regarding wildlife protection
Vietnam became an official member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1994. Since then, the Convention’s provisions have been step by step incorporated into the country’s legal framework. This article assesses the compatibility between CITES provisions and two important laws concerning wildlife conservation and protection, the 2015 Penal Code and the 2017 Law on Forestry, and puts forth some recommendations for further improvement.
Constitutional defense: The ground for guaranteeing sovereignty of the people Constitutional defense: The ground for guaranteeing sovereignty of the people
The current Constitution of Vietnam stipulates that all state power belongs to the people. However, for several reasons, including the lack of a complete and comprehensive mechanism to defend the Constitution, the effectiveness of constitutional defense activities in Vietnam remains below expectations. This article analyzes the need and recommends some solutions for guaranteeing people’s sovereignty in the country through constitutional defense activities.

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