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The Ministry of Public Security is drafting a governmental decree on personal data protection in order to protect the legal rights and interests of individual and organisations.

Da Nang tops Google list of 10 trending destinations for 2020

Vietnam’s Da Nang city ranks first in the list of Top 10 trending destinations for 2020 recently announced by Google.

Time is ripe for Vietnam's agriculture digitalization

Agriculture enterprises have been quite active in applying innovative solutions to transform towards digitalization.

Vingroup, Google to produce smart TVs

VinSmart Research and Manufacture JSC, a member of Vingroup, has announced a cooperation agreement with Google to produce smart TVs under Vietnamese brands, meeting international standards, to serve the domestic and global markets.

Gojek, Grab seek to expand services in Vietnam

Ride-hailing firms Grab and GoViet, a subsidiary of Indonesia's Gojek, have taken turns to announce plans to pump additional funding into expanding their services in Vietnam to win more riders in this fast growing market.

Facebook asked to identify user accounts in Vietnam

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has requested Facebook to identify user accounts in Vietnam, initially in the two major cities of HCMC and Hanoi, as part of a move to tighten control over digital information.

Vietnam a regional pacesetter in internet economy

Fifty per cent of Vietnamese researched online prior to purchasing Financial Services offline, according to the latest report from Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company.

Vietnam, Indonesia lead ASEAN in internet economy growth

The Southeast Asian internet economy has expanded by 39 per cent this year to hit US$100 billion for the first time, according to a report released by Google, Temasek and new partner Bain & Company on Thursday.

 

Vietnam emerged as most digital of all ASEAN economies: Google & Temasek

Vietnam’s internet economy is booming, as it reaches for US$12 billion in 2019 on a 38% annualized growth rate since 2015, and projected to increase to US$43 billion by 2025.

Homegrown challenger to Facebook

With the launch of the social network Lotus, VCCorp. is ­trying to reshape the domestic advertising market currently dominated by Facebook and Google, and to give more benefits to content creators.

 

Cross-border corporate taxation remains a challenge for VN

Though the revised tax administration law passed by the National Assembly takes into account the management of cross-border business, charging taxes on these business activities is not a simple task.

 

Vietnamese social networks thrive amid Facebook dominance

Since the beginning of 2019, there have been three social networks established in Vietnam.

Google-backed digital program set to benefit 500,000 participants

The "Vietnam Digital 4.0" program initiated by Google is to provide digital skills training courses for 500,000 workers at small and medium - sized enterprises in Vietnam.

 

Harmful videos account for a half of YouTube's advertising revenue

YouTube keeps denying that it is abetting the spread of harmful videos in Vietnam, although half of its revenue comes from the advertisements running on these videos.

Hoi An Lantern Full Moon Festival receives tribute on Google homepage

A stunning illustration of the ancient city of Hoi An appeared on Google.com.vn on July 16 to mark the city’s Lantern Full Moon Festival.

Google marks Hoi An’s Full Moon Lantern Festival

Google Doodle today, July 16, features the central province of Quang Nam’s Hoi An City with stunning colourful lanterns in full moonlight.

Google surprises world by talking for international tax framework

After coming under fire across the globe for tax evasion, Google finally raised its voice about the issue.

Cross-border service providers must comply with local law: Minister

All foreign firms, especially cross-border service providers such as Google, YouTube, Facebook and the like, must comply with Vietnamese law while operating in the country, stated Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung.

 

Enforcing copyrights on social media in Vietnam

Spending on online advertising in Vietnam in 2018 reached $550 million, including Facebook’s $235 million, Google’s $152 million, and the remaining $150 million divided among local advertising firms.

New law strengthens tax collection from social network providers

The revised Law on Tax Management, passed by the National Assembly, sets out regulations to collect taxes from Google, YouTube, Facebook and the like from July 1 next year, even if they do not open representative offices in Vietnam.