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Vietnam: The Government has just issued the Personal Data Protection Decree – the hottest legislation in Vietnam’s data privacy practice

Following our last newsletter on the latest draft Personal Data Protection Decree (accessed here), the Government of Vietnam has just issued the official Personal Data Protection Decree (i.e., Decree No. 13/2023/ND-CP; the “PDPD”). The PDPD comprises 44 articles divided into 4 chapters and will take effect from 1 July 2023. Below are some key PDPD takeaways: The PDPD applies to (i) Vietnamese entities and individuals, (ii) foreign entities and individuals in Vietnam (iii) Vietnamese entities and individuals operating offshore, and (iv) foreign entities and individuals directly engaging in or relating to processing of personal data in Vietnam. Personal data means information in the form of symbols…To read the article, please see the PDF file

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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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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.