US lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law
Updated : July 17, 2018 07:49 PM IST
The law, which was approved by Vietnamese legislators last month and takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, requires Facebook, Google and other global technology firms to store locally personal data on users in Vietnam and open offices there.
Company officials have, however, privately expressed concerns that local data centres and offices could make it easier for the authorities to seize customer data and expose local employees to the threat of arrest.
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