MPS Workshop on the
Implementation of Decree 13
on Personal Data Protection

In mid-April, the government of Vietnam issued its Personal Data Protection Decree (PDPD), which had been in a drafting process since 2019. The Decree is now known as Decree 13 and is set to take effect on July 1 without any transition period (for most companies). The Decree applies to any domestic or foreign organizations or individuals that are involved in processing personal data in Vietnam (e.g., employees, customers, suppliers, users, or other individuals), even if the processing occurs outside of Vietnam, and retains provisions to which AmCham has previously objected. These concern its extra-territorial scope of application, its broad definition of personal data and data processing, onerous requirements around data flows out of Vietnam, new consent requirements, and more.

AmCham members are invited to participate in a workshop on June 7 hosted by the Ministry of Public Security to discuss and clarify the implementation of Decree 13.

To register, please send an email to MPS <[email protected]> no later than May 31. In your email, please include the name, title, and company name of any people interested in participating (max 3 people per company). Also include any questions you want addressed at the workshop as these will be screened in advance. Please note that AmCham is not the organizer of this workshop and we do not decide the guest list, agenda, or format.

To learn more about Decree 13, click HERE for a summary prepared by our friends at KPMG.