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Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications updated cybersecurity laws this week to mandate Big Tech and telecoms companies store user data locally, and control that data with local entities. The data affected goes beyond the basics of name, email, credit card information, phone number and IP address, and extends into …

  1. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    For a repressive communist dictatorship...

    I'm starting to quite like thei attitudes on person privacy.

    Especially AFAIK the US has not repealed THE PATRIOT act and it's all-your-data-belong-to-US attitude.

    1. prh99

      Re: For a repressive communist dictatorship...

      I doubt this has anything to do with privacy, more so data retention making it easy for the government. Wouldn't want any dissenting opinions in your Communist dictatorship.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Money and Growth

    Bringing big tech companies into the local economy creates jobs... growth and money

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Re: Money and Growth

      Maybe Facebook, Google, Twitter et al will offer to set up local clouds to "process" and store all the data locally? That sounds profitable.

  3. Dinanziame Silver badge

    When Russia did that, the not-so-subtle point was that they could threaten local employees if the company did something they didn't like, for instance during the last elections.

    Not sure what's happening now that Google has been forced to shut down their office due to their bank accounts having been seized by the government.

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