VIETNAM: Changes to Draft Data Processing Rules Approved
23 March 2022
Vietnam has approved the latest draft of the Personal Data Protection Decree (PDPD). Resolution No. 27/NQ-CP on 7 March 2022 includes five provisions governing personal data processing without the subject’s consent. This will only be allowed in an emergency threatening human life, health or safety, necessitating data processing; when data disclosure is required by law; when data processing is necessary for national security; when a state agency handles violations relating to other laws; and when data processing is carried out by competent state authorities in accordance with law.
Before being finally signed into law, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), will now share the approved draft PDPD with Vietnam’s Standing Committee of the National Assembly (SCNA) for consultation, review, and for any amendments, before it is submitted for enactment. This process should be swift. Under a recent Prime Minister’s Decision, the MPS must submit a final version of the draft decree for enactment by May 2022.
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