Draft decree allows personal data collection without consent
A draft decree on personal data protection says that one’s personal data may be collected, decrypted, and publicized without consent in certain circumstances.
Films face $2,100 fine for revealing people’s private lives
A new decree stipulates that movies revealing people’s private lives and other secrets will be penalized with fines of VND40–50 million (US$1,700–2,100).
Vietnam data storage law rankles Big Tech and CPTPP trade bloc
China-like restrictions set companies scrambling in key test of Pacific trade deal
Vietnam’s cannabis laws : Fine for recreational use, jail time for criminal offenders
Vietnam’s laws on marijuana use are tough on paper, but penalties are often not as harsh as for other illegal drugs.
Vietnam’s new Cinema Law to take effect on 1 Jan 2023
On 15 June 2022, the new Cinema Law (the “Law”) was officially passed by the National Assembly of Vietnam. The Law will take effect from 1 January 2023, replacing an older legislation enacted in 2006.
Seasonal workers getting short end of stick
Many seasonal workers don’t have labor contracts despite lasting working durations, preventing them from accessing benefits like social insurance or sick pay.