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Friday, August 12, 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.
More preferences to be provided for APEC cardholders More preferences to be provided for APEC cardholders
The validity period of an APEC Business Travel Card issued by Vietnam would increase to five years from the current three years as provided in Prime Minister Decision 45 of 2006.
Ministry sets specific requirements for international visitors entering Vietnam Ministry sets specific requirements for international visitors entering Vietnam
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has adopted a plan to reopen the tourism sector in the new normal.
Immigration Department issues relaxed entry protocols for foreign nationals overseas Vietnamese Immigration Department issues relaxed entry protocols for foreign nationals, overseas Vietnamese
The Immigration Department of Vietnam has announced new policies on easing entry procedures for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese as well as their family members with valid visas or visa exemptions.
Laws effective on July 1 Laws effective on July 1
From July 1, four laws come into force, including the Law Revising a Number of Articles of the Law on Disaster Prevention and Control and the Law on Dikes; the Law on Residence; the Law Revising a Number of Articles of the Law on Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS; and the Law on International Agreements.
Documents required for foreigners when traveling on domestic flights Documents required for foreigners when traveling on domestic flights
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has announced its new requirements for documents when foreigners are travelling on domestic flights.
Freedom of movement in Vietnam in the context of COVID-19 pandemic Freedom of movement in Vietnam in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
Freedom of movement is among the fundamental rights under the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Vietnam has been a member state since 1982. Freedom of movement not only creates the premise for an individual to enjoy civil, political, and other economic, social and cultural rights, but also as a condition to promote the development of the economy and society of countries. Nonetheless, the right to freedom of movement is not absolute and can be subjected to restrictions in certain circumstances. The following article examines the regulations on restrictions on freedom of movement following the ICCPR and Vietnam’s law, and evaluates the practical implementation as well as the shortcomings of the restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Law on Residence Law on Residence
The 2020 Law on Residence provides the exercise of the right to freedom of residence of Vietnamese citizens in Vietnam’s territory and residence registration and management.
An overall look at Vietnams election law An overall look at Vietnam’s election law
Election constitutes a fundamental, sacred and noble right of the people in the modern world today, reflecting the degree of state democracy, social consensus as well as political, legal and cultural identities of each nation. On the occasion of the upcoming election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils, the 2021-26 tenure, let’s take an overall look at Vietnam’s current election law.
The improvement of national governance leads to effective COVID-19 response: 2020 PAPI report The improvement of national governance leads to effective COVID-19 response: 2020 PAPI report
The 2016-2021 government term witnessed an incremental improvement in national governance and public administration performance, with control of corruption in the public sector showing the strongest improvement.

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