On 21 March 2023, the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information (ABEI) under the Ministry of Information and Communications released a white list specifying local service providers whose online websites and/or social networks are verified and suitable for online advertisements (“White List”). This is part of ABEI’s initiative to encourage brands and advertisers to prioritize displaying advertisements on non-violating websites.
At its 21st session (from 15 March to 20 March 2023), the National Assembly Standing Committee of Vietnam (NASC) considered and gave remarks on a number of essential draft legislation to be passed this year.
The public consultation round for the draft Law on Citizen Identification has recently ended. Among other objectives, the Draft Law aims at supplementing and integrating more citizen data into the National Database on Population so that Citizen ID Cards and the National e-Identification Application can be utilized more in both public services and private transactions, gradually cutting red tape.
At the 20th working session, which took place from 13 February 2023 – 15 February 2023, the National Assembly Standing Committee of Vietnam considered and decided on a number of important issues, including: the draft Law on Protection of Consumer Rights, the draft Law on Electronic Transactions and the draft Decree on Personal Data Protection.
In the period between 2020 and 2022, the new Law on Environmental Protection and its guiding Decree No. 08/2022/ND-CP were promulgated, providing a fundamental legal framework for extended producer responsibility (EPR). EPR-related regulations impose a number of obligations on manufacturers and importers of certain types of products and packaging in Vietnam. Nonetheless, the EPR legal framework is not yet complete.
With the enactment of the new Cinema Law 2022, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST) is developing a draft decree guiding the Cinema Law. After a one-month public consultation period, the MOCST made substantial updates to the Draft Decree and submitted the latest version to the Ministry of Justice for appraisal. The content of the latest version reflects the majority of the comments and recommendations suggested by industry stakeholders, evidencing how effective and influential policy advocacy can be.
The fourth session of Vietnam’s National Assembly XV, which is taking place between 20 October 2022 and 18 November 2022, comprises meaningful discussions and the approval of draft legislation. The meeting agenda covers 14 legislative projects, only seven of which will be passed; the other seven will have to wait until the next session (June 2023).
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In March 2022, Baker McKenzie’s Data Privacy & Security Team across offices presented the Asia Pacific edition of Deciphering Data, the Firm’s webinar series that aims to help companies and organisations decode complex developments in data privacy and cybersecurity. Our diverse team of cross-border experts offered their expertise and insight in this webinar series to help you understand the legal lay of the land and prepare for the future of privacy in Asia Pacific and beyond.