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Vietnam: The Personal Data Protection Decree (“PDPD”) drafting process has reached its final stage

Almost a year after its Resolution No. 27/NQ-CP dated 27 March 2022 approving the first PDPD dossier, on 7 February 2023, Vietnam’s Government issued Resolution No. 13/NQ-CP dated 7 February 2023(“Resolution 13”)approving the revised PDPD dossier prepared and submitted by the Ministry of Public Security(“MPS”). Resolution 13 approves five cases of data processing without data subject consent:(1)to protect the lives and health of data subjects or others in emergency cases(controllers, processors, controlling and processing entities and third parties that are allowed to process such data without data subject consent must prove its eligibility of this case);(2)public disclosure of personal data...To read the article, please see the PDF file


村田 知信

Since 2010, he has been continuously handling transactions, disputes, and regulatory matters related to IT technology and the IT industry, intellectual property matters including measures against counterfeit products, and data protection matters concerning personal data and trade secrets. He also has abundant knowledge on cybersecurity practices and is registered as a registered information security specialist (national qualification in Japan). After studying in the U.S. and the U.K., he moved to Vietnam and then Thailand. Since then, he has been involved in the above-mentioned matters not only in Japan but also in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries. While there are few Japanese lawyers in Southeast Asia who specialize in the above-mentioned matters, he supports international companies by utilizing both his abundant knowledge and practical experience in the above-mentioned matters and his local experience and network in Southeast Asia.



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  • Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

Tuan Anh joined our firm in August 2015 after spending approximately seven years practicing law at local firms, which included one of the first-tier local law firms in Vietnam. Through his extensive expertise in compliance-related matters, e-commerce platforms and operation, and corporate crisis management, he provides his clients and Japanese attorneys with tailored legal services in those practice areas in Vietnam. His legal advice, solutions, and recommendations are always appreciated by his Japanese colleagues in our firm’s Vietnam practice group due to their reliability, practicality, and appropriateness. Apart from providing legal advice to clients, he also has lectured clients’ employees on anti-corruption and compliance matters, labor regulations, and personal data protection laws. Furthermore, he is often asked to assist the JCCI in Vietnam in providing comments on key drafts of laws and decrees (e.g., investment and enterprise laws, as well as guiding decrees related thereto) promulgated by the governmental bodies of Vietnam.