Mr. Nguyen Anh Duong, Head of the Board of Macro Policy in CIEM, stated that the legal frame for electronic commerce has been formed since 2005 in the Law on Electronic Transactions 2005, the Law on Commerce 2005, and the Law on Information Technology 2006. “Basically, we have necessary policies on Internet service management and provision as well as on digital information on the Internet; on domain control; and on consumer right protection in e-commerce. However, there still exists certain weaknesses on competitions in e-commerce or the legal values of digital documents like digital contracts and bills”, said Mr. Duong. One such example of those weaknesses is the fight between traditional taxis and Uber, Grab, which is still causing damaging effects on both sides. Another story comes from the real estate market where the calculation on commerce expense for both digital and traditional trading methods is not at all clear. The policy to encourage digital currency has not … [Read more...] about E-commerce in VN lacks safety and information security
Developing information security policy
Civil cryptography is the coding technology and products to secure or confirm information which is not confidential of the nation. Mr. Vu Van Xung, Director of the Authority of Civil Cryptography Management and Cryptography Product Evaluation said that the Central Party as well as the government both approved the promotion of administration reform, e-government building, as well as digital commerce and payment. In order for applications of digital trading to be sustainably used and for people to avoid forgery or illegal content adjustment and leak, or even database loss, it is essential to foster the use of cryptography. This will ensure a comprehensive security for nearly all digital trading activities. Statistics of the Authority of Civil Cryptography Management and Cryptography Product Evaluation show that until now, there have been 41 businesses approved to work in the field of civil cryptography, producing more than 900 code products. There are also 59 approved permits of import … [Read more...] about Civil cryptography promoted for economic development
Experts are looking askance at the latest proposed changes to Vietnam’s cyber-security law, saying it would create barriers for foreign businesses and hinder GDP growth. In the latest version of the bill, the Ministry of Public Security proposes that digital behemoths like Facebook and Google be required to store data of Vietnamese users in Vietnam, as also important data collected or generated from activities in the country. Such provisions will have negative impacts on economic development as cross-border data exchange is limited, the Vietnam Digital Communication Association (VDCA) said in a recent statement to the Defense-Security Committee of the National Assembly. The regulation will make Vietnam less attractive to foreign businesses, said Nguyen Quang Dong, director of the Institute for Policy Studies and Media Development, under the VDCA. It will be very difficult to make digital giants such as Microsoft and Amazon store their customers' data in Vietnam, Dong told … [Read more...] about New cyber-security provisions may thwart foreign businesses, stall growth
VietNamNet Bridge - Telephone numbers, emails and addresses of millions of Vietnamese Facebookers can be bought easily. An ad posted on internet “On sale: a file comprising information about 20,000 customers who have bought cars. High quality is guaranteed for car sellers and insurance agents,” says an ad posted by a member of a group of Facebookers discussing marketing. The seller said he would only sell to the first five customers who contact him. These ads first appeared some years ago and have become more common recently. The information for sale includes names, telephone numbers, emails, residential addresses and hobbies/interests of Facebookers. Phan Van Hoi from a big media company in Hanoi said that Facebookers’ information is no longer private”. Hoi said dozens of apps have been developed to scan Facebook User IDs (UID) and get information. It costs hundreds of thousands of dong and several millions of dong a month to buy apps which he can use … [Read more...] about Apps scan and collect Facebook user information for sale
VietNamNet Bridge - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has announced its findings about inspections of airlines’ compliance with laws on securing customer privacy. The inspections were conducted at Vietnam Airlines (VNA), Vietjet (VJ) and Jetstar Pacific (JPA). Airlines are using different booking systems Inspectors found that air carriers are using different booking, seat reservation and ticket sale systems. VNA is using a system provided by SABRE Airlines Solution, a prestigious booking software provider. VNA has also set up programs to supervise the activities of computer users and control access to the booking and reservation system. However, the national flag air carrier still cannot fully prevent exposure of passengers’ information. The problem is that some regional branches of VNA have the right to run API programs connected with SABRE ticket booking and seat reservation programs. These include software informing passengers about … [Read more...] about Are airline security solutions reliable?