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Vietnam: draft decree on the conditions for marketing network security products and services

At the end of January 2022, the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security (“MPS“) published a draft decree on the conditions for marketing network security products and services (“Draft decree“).

The draft decree will regulate network security products and services; the conditions for marketing network security products and services; commercial licensing procedures for network security products and services.

A wide range of products/services will fall under the draft decree, including, but not limited to, (i) secret information collection products; (ii) network security monitoring products; (iii) network information removal products; (iv) digital forensic products, digital investigation; (v) specialized products against cyberattacks; (vi) products to detect spyware, cyber weapons; (vii) products that detect the risk of causing network security incidents, revealing or losing state secrets in cyberspace; and (viii) products against attacks and intrusions into information systems important to national security.

“Products” are defined to include both software and hardware.

The draft decree is expected to be published and enter into force by 2022, and the grace period will be up to 6 months.

The draft decree will potentially impact companies engaged in the trade of software and hardware.

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