New law gives govt power to remove any Internet content 'against the state'


Internet companies can now be compelled to hand over user data, and must remove content the communist authorities deem inappropriate.

Critics say the move mimics China’s repressive censorship of the internet and dubbed it ‘a totalitarian model of information control’.

SOURCE: New year, new repression: Vietnam imposes draconian ‘China-like’ cybersecurity law. PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 January, 2019, 4:42pm. UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 January, 2019, 4:42pm. https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2180263/new-year-new-repression-vietnam-imposes-draconian-china

A law requiring internet companies in Vietnam to remove content communist authorities deem to be against the state came into effect Tuesday, in a move critics called “a totalitarian model of information control.” The new cybersecurity law has received sharp criticism from the US, the EU and internet freedom advocates who say it mimics China’s repressive censorship of the internet.

SOURCE: Agence France-Presse (2018). Vietnam’s draconian cybersecurity bill comes into effect. 03:49 PM January 01, 2019. https://technology.inquirer.net/82385/vietnams-draconian-cybersecurity-bill-comes-into-effect#ixzz5bMihfefY Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

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