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Volume: 4 Issue: 7
(July 2018)

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Vietnam’s new Cybersecurity Law: A headache in the making?

Vietnam’s National Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a heavily debated Cybersecurity Law (‘the Law’) that could have a significant impact on all online service providers with clients or customers in Vietnam. While the stated aim of the Law is to ‘protect national defense and ensure social order1,’ it imposes obligations on digital businesses that could have far-reaching and unintended effects without necessarily advancing the Law’s primary objective, as Giles Cooper and Hau Le of Duane Morris Vietnam LLC explain.

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