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Manh Hung Tran

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Manh Hung Tran is the principal and managing lawyer of BMVN International LLC, a licensed law firm and IP agent, which is a member of Baker & McKenzie International. Mr. Tran has represented various multinational and Vietnamese companies in different industries including infrastructure, transportation, telecommunications, port, retail, distribution, and intellectual property. He also assisted internationally famous brands to establish their investment projects in Vietnam. Mr. Tran was voted Vietnam Lawyer of the Year (2009) in the national poll of Vietnamese lawyers organized jointly by the Vietnam Lawyers’ Federation, the Ministry of Justice and Vietnam Law Magazine. In addition to authoring many publications, Mr. Tran has given speeches and lectured on "Lawyering Skills" at the Hanoi Unveristy of Law and Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, and intellectual property laws for the Professional Training School of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He used to serve as chairman of the Legal Committee of Hanoi American Chamber of Commerce.

On 20 September 2021, the Ministry of Public Security released the Draft Decree on Cybersecurity Administrative Sanctions. The MPS is collecting public opinions on this Draft Decree until 18 November 2021. The Draft Decree consists of four chapters and 51 articles, with the main substance regarding administrative violations, penalties, and remedial measures covered under Chapter II.

On 20 July 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 70/2021/ND-CP amending certain articles of Decree No. 181/2013/ND-CP implementing the Advertising Law. In line with previous drafts, Decree No. 70 focuses on regulating cross-border advertising activities and revises the three main articles, Articles 13, 14 and 15, of Decree No. 181 accordingly. The amended Decree No. 181 will take effect on 15 September 2021.

On 20 July 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 70/2021/ND-CP (“Decree No. 70”) amending certain articles of Decree No. 181/2013/ND-CP implementing the Advertising Law (“Decree No. 181”). In line with previous drafts, Decree No. 70 focuses on regulating cross-border advertising activities and revises the three main articles, Articles 13, 14 and 15, of Decree No. 181 accordingly. The amended Decree No. 181 will take effect on 15 September 2021.

Following the issuance of the first version of the Draft Decree on Personal Data Protection (“Draft Decree”) in 2019, on 9 February 2021, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) released the second version to collect public opinions until 9 April 2021.

This updated draft has a more robust set of rules regulating specific rights of data subjects, cross-border transfer of data, and processing of sensitive personal data. Noncompliance may subject stakeholders to temporary suspension of operation, and/or revocation of permission for cross-border data transfer in addition to monetary fines.

Following the issuance of the first version of the Draft Decree on Personal Data Protection (“Draft Decree”) in 2019, on 9 February 2021, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) released the second version to collect public opinions until 9 April 2021.

This updated draft has a more robust set of rules regulating specific rights of data subjects, cross-border transfer of data, and processing of sensitive personal data. Noncompliance may subject stakeholders to temporary suspension of operation, and/or revocation of permission for cross-border data transfer in addition to monetary fines.