The protection of personal data is a matter of concern to organizations and many countries around the world and is ahead of our country, with a lot of legal and practical experience to absorb and apply in Vietnam. On April 17, 2023, the government issued Decree No. 13/2023/NĐ-CP on personal data protection. Decree 13/2023/NĐ-CP is applicable to Vietnamese agencies, organizations, and individuals; foreign agencies, organizations, and individuals in Vietnam; Vietnamese agencies, organizations, and individuals operating abroad; foreign agencies, organizations and individuals directly participating in or related to personal data processing activities in Vietnam. Decree 13/2023/NĐ-CP takes effect from July 1, 2023.
Recently, the DFIs issued a document requesting the units of the Department to disseminate, thoroughly understand and organize the implementation of Decree No. 13/2023/NĐ-CP dated April 17, 2023, of the Government on the protection of personal data at the DFIs.
To ensure that units, officials, and employees of the DFIs comply with the provisions of the law on the protection of personal data, the DFIs require each official and employee of the Department to research the contents of Decree 13/2023/NĐ-CP; understand and comprehend the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of individuals as data subjects (including the role of parents or guardians with respect to children's personal data); strictly comply with the law on the protection of personal data and actively introduce and propagate the Decree to family members.
The Department’s units and individuals that are involved in the processing of personal data understand and comprehend the responsibilities of the personal data controller, the personal data processor, the individual data controller, and the processor, third parties; determine their role in personal data processing activities to strictly comply with the provisions of the law on the protection of personal data. The Information Security Management Department shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Office of the Department and its units in, organizing the implementation of Decree 13/2023/NĐ-CP and implementing solutions to protect personal data in the network environment under the guidance of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Information and Communications.