|OVERVIEW||Vietnam has little legislation related to privacy or confidentiality of personal information.|
|GENERAL PRIVACY LAWS||Vietnam’s constitution does not provide a right to privacy.|
|PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONS||
Vietnam has no comprehensive personal data protection laws. On November 11, 2010, it passed the Consumer Protection Law which becomes effective July 1, 2011.
Under the new law, consumers have the right to have their information protected and kept secret when they participate in business transactions or use goods and services. Consumer information can be disclosed only at the request of competent authorities.
If business entities want to collect, use and transfer information about consumers, they must:
The new law does not define consent, consumer information or personal information.
|TYPE OF DATA PROTECTED||
“Consumer Information” and “Personal Information” – they are not defined in the new law.
Personal Information from websites: the receipt and use of personal information on e-commerce websites must comply with the following requirements:
|WORKPLACE PRIVACY LAWS||Vietnam has no legislation specifically regulating workplace monitoring.|
|TRANSBORDER TRANSFERS||No applicable laws related to transborder transfers of personal data.|
|FINES AND SANCTIONS||N/A|
|OTHER PRIVACY LAWS AND REGULATIONS||
Law on the State Bank of Viet Nam, 1997 mandates that the financial information of transactions with the State Bank is confidential.
Chapter VI of Law on Credit Institutions mandates that the financial information of transactions with banks is confidential.
Decree 22/2006 on Foreign Banks in Vietnam, Article 26, mandates that the financial information of transactions involving foreign banks is confidential.