Internet service management decree to be announced
17:10 | 05/08/2013
VGP – Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan has assigned the Ministry of Information and Communications to organize a press conference to announce Decree 72/2013/ND-CP on management, provision and use of Internet services and online information and games.

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Information relating to guidelines and policies of the Party and State on management and development of the Internet in Viet Nam will be declared at the event.

Decree 72 consists of six chapters and 46 articles covering internet services and resources, the management, provision, and usage of online information, the establishment of websites and social networks, information about telecommunication networks, online games, and online information safety and security.

The decree regulates conditions needed for the development of internet information forms by licensing websites, social networks, and service supply registration.

It also defines the rights and obligations of online information suppliers and users and the management of cross-border information supply in line with Vietnamese law and international conventions to which Viet Nam is a signatory.

According to the decree, individuals have the right to collect and share information on social networks. It stipulates that individuals are allowed to cite information and attach a link to the source information so other people can refer to the original, full information.

To be licensed, individuals and organizations need to meet five criteria: being organizations and businesses established under Vietnamese law, having management staff meeting requirements set by the Ministry of Information and Communications, registering web domain to establish a website and a social network, being competent financially, technically and organizationally with human resources fitting  registered operation scale, and ensuring the taking of measures to guarantee information safety and security./. 

By Thuy Dung

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