Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

Vietnam's cyber security law does not contradict international commitments: Foreign Ministry

Updated at Friday, 15 Jun 2018, 17:41
The Hanoitimes - The recently-approved cyber security law is in line with Vietnam’s constitution and doesn’t hinder the implementation of commitments to international treaties, to which Vietnam is a signatory, stated Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
Hang made the statement at the Foreign Ministry’s regular press conference yesterday in reply to reporters' question over the recently adopted law on cyber security.
Vietnamese Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang
Vietnam's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang

The draft law on cyber security was adopted in June 12 with a 87% in favor, a result that was achieved after many rounds of discussion and opinion gathering from both the National Assembly deputies and the public in a transparent way. 
“Cyber security is a an important issue that directly relates to national security”, Hang said, adding that it has become a big concern of many countries and international and regional organizations in recent years. Cyber-attacks are growing fast in form and in scale and occurr across borders, seriously hampering the economic and political stability of many countries, she noted.
Meanwhile, the efforts to improving cyber security still face challenges due to the lack of legal regulations and capacity of ensuring cyber security.
Amid that context, the building of the law on cyber security is critically necessary, the spokeswoman stressed.
The National Assembly passed the law on cyber security with 86.86% of votes on June 12 after eleventh hour adjustments.
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