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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Tags: cyber attacks
Redefining criminal policies against the backdrop of the fourth industrial revolution Redefining criminal policies against the backdrop of the fourth industrial revolution
The fourth industrial revolution has brought about numerous opportunities and posed great challenges[1] to the society in general and criminal justice in particular as there are numerous important fields directly and deeply impacted by this revolution[2]. This requires a fresh perception of criminal policies, including criminalization and decriminalization policies, as well as a new approach in the prevention and combat of newly emerging crimes, which must be based on the Party’s viewpoints and guidelines, the State’s overall socio-economic and international integration policies and regulations[3], historical-traditional conditions and crime prevention and combat practice. The globalization of criminal jurisdiction also requires the State to develop new criminal policies and reorganize the criminal justice system in order to clearly identify, effectively prevent, respond to and combat newly emerging crimes, particularly those against the national security and sovereignty, social order and safety, human and citizens’ rights.
E-government to be better protected E-government to be better protected
In order to early detect and promptly prevent cyber-attacks against the e-government information system, the Prime Minister has recently approved the Scheme on monitoring of cyber security of information technology systems and services supporting the e-government operations through 2020, with orientations toward 2025.
Cyber Security Law protects national security citizens interests Cyber Security Law protects national security, citizens’ interests
While competent agencies consider the Law on Cyber Security a much-needed addition to Vietnam’s legal framework given the increment in cyber-attacks around the world in general and in the country in particular, the public and businesses are still seemingly uneasy about its possible impacts on social and economic activities.
Building a law on cyber security: a must in the current situation Building a law on cyber security: a must in the current situation
The draft Law on Cyber Security, which is scheduled to be passed by the 14th National Assembly at its ongoing session, contains some new provisions which raise several public concerns. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum talks with Lieutenant General Hoang Phuoc Thuan, Director of the Cyber Security Department of the Ministry of Public Security, about some controversial issues governed by the draft law.
Digital currencies not recognized as legal tender in Vietnam Digital currencies not recognized as legal tender in Vietnam
Bitcoins and other virtual currency units are not legal currencies and cannot be used as lawful payment instruments in Vietnam, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) officially stated on February 27. It also outlawed all bitcoin transactions in the country.

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