Vietnam: Data privacy in a communist ASEAN state
As Vietnam issues a draft data protection decree, Graham Greenleaf highlights the role of a DPA, data localisation requirements and potential strong fining power.
Vietnam is a “socialist market economy” under the firm control of the Communist Party.(1) It is a significant and active member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), one of two such ASEAN members(2) that are one-party communist states. Vietnam has been a World Trade Organisation (WTO) member since 2007, is an APEC member economy, a party to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and a signatory to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).(3) Its economy is ranked 37th by GDP, flanked by Hong Kong and Denmark,(4) so it is of considerable economic weight in Asia.
International Report subscribers please login to access the full article.
If you wish to subscribe please see our subscription information.