Reuters, HANOIVietnam on Friday released a long-awaited draft decree on guidelines to implement a cybersecurity law that global technology companies and rights groups have said could undermine development and stifle innovation. The technology companies had hoped the draft decree would soften provisions they find most objectionable, including the requirements to set up local offices and store data locally. The data required to be stored range from job titles to contact details, credit card information, biometric data and medical records, according to the draft decree. The draft decree is open for public consultation for two months. “The text of Vietnam’s law on cybersecurity included some of the most draconian data localization provisions seen anywhere in the world,” Botting said.
Source: Taipei Times November 03, 2018 15:56 UTC