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Legal Issues Involving Generative AI Under Vietnamese law:Copyright and Personal Data Protection

Like many other countries around the globe, artificial intelligence (“AI”), and particularly generative artificial intelligence (“GenAI”) like ChatGPT, has been a hot topic of discussion in Vietnam recently, because of its undeniable benefits and opportunities for humanity, including shaping new ways of living, studying, and working in the modern world. The Government of Vietnam considers AI technology and related products to be bold motivation for directing economic and social development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and as breakthrough technology for Vietnam during the next ten years. The other side of the coin is that GenAI also creates many legal issues, which relate to its development and utility, that might be difficult to resolve due to...To read the full 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.