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 June 11, 2018  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Online, Surveillance

Amnesty International writes:

Viet Nam’s proposed new Cybersecurity Law will grant the government unbridled power to police the last safe space for freedom of expression in the country, if passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday, said Amnesty International.

The law would give sweeping new powers to the Vietnamese authorities, allowing them to force technology companies to hand over potentially vast amounts of data, including personal information, and to censor users’ posts. Amnesty International has written an open letter to the heads of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Samsung outlining its concerns and urging the companies to exert pressure on Vietnam’s government.

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