Vietnam May Compel Google, Facebook to Hand Over User Data

Vietnam May Compel Google, Facebook to Hand Over User Data

It is said that Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law will force tech companies, even as big as Google and Facebook, to choose between growth or protecting the privacy of users.

The law, which is set to take effect January 1 next year, will require foreign IT companies to put up locations and data centers in the country. However, they will also be required to turn over data to the government on users suspected of anti-state activity.

An expert however said that compliance to the law will mean that Google and Facebook would have to violate their own terms of service which dictate that they have to protect the privacy of their users.

Source: Bloomberg

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