National cybersecurity strategy
The Vietnamese government is working to remove any bottlenecks the new cybersecurity law may create for businesses, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. In a meeting with leaders of the United States Chamber of Commerce, he said that the Vietnam’s top legislative body, the National Assembly, has asked the government to implement the law in a way that will not require tech businesses and investors to acquire more official permits. The law aims to protect Vietnam’s sovereignty on the network space, which is currently a complicated situation in many countries, Hue said. “Vietnam learned from the U.S. in the drafting of this law,” the deputy PM added. He said the country hopes to clear the barriers that U.S. businesses are facing when investing in Vietnam. Representatives of major U.S. businesses like Microsoft, Google, Visa and Mastercard attended the meeting. The cybersecurity law, which was approved by a majority vote in the … [Read more...] about New cybersecurity law won’t hassle businesses: deputy PM
Facebook and Google found Vietnam's cybersecurity law "appropriate" and did not object to it, a senior Public Security Ministry official said Friday. Vietnam’s cybersecurity law, which was approved by a majority vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday, requires foreign businesses like Facebook and Google to store Vietnamese users’ data within the nation’s territory and provide it authorities upon receipt of written requests. As the law was being drafted, lawmakers had reached out to Google and Facebook to discuss its provisions, said Lieutenant-general Hoang Phuoc Thuan, director of the ministry’s Cybersecurity Department. “They said that this [law] was appropriate and that they will research to modify their companies’ strategies accordingly,” Thuan told VnEpxress. Authorities will only ask businesses to provide users’ data when there are signs of violations of the law, Thuan said. “Providing customers’ data to security … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google okay with Vietnam’s cybersecurity law: official
The Delhi Declaration of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to Mark the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of India, gathered in New Delhi, India, on 25 January 2018 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations under the theme of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”; Reaffirming our commitment to guide ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations by the principles, purposes, shared values and norms enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), the Declaration of the East Asia Summit on the Principles for Mutually Beneficial Relations, and the Vision Statement adopted at the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to mark the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations on 20 December 2012; and supporting the ASEAN Charter; Noting the cross-cultural exchanges and … [Read more...] about Delhi Declaration of ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit
Industrial revolutions are momentous events. By most reckonings, there have been only three. The first was triggered in the 1700s by the commercial steam engine and the mechanical loom. The harnessing of electricity and mass production sparked the second, around the start of the 20th century. The computer set the third in motion after World War II. It may seem too soon to proclaim that the fourth industrial revolution, spurred by interconnected digital technology, is upon us, but Mr. Henning Kagermann, Head of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, did exactly that in 2011, when he used the term Industry 4.0 to describe a proposed government-sponsored industrial initiative. After missing the first three, Vietnam is now hoping to tap into the fourth revolution, though this requires action and not just words. Boundless prospects It’s not by chance that Industry 4.0 is mentioned often in State documents and speeches by government officials. The topic even … [Read more...] about VN tries to harness the change brought about by Industry 4.0.