Regulations on information management on the Internet
09:16 | 03/01/2019

VGP – The Government on March 1, 2018 issued Decree 27/2018/NĐ-CP (“Decree 27”) amending and supplementing some articles of Decree No. 72/2013/NĐ-CP dated 15/07/2013 by the Government on the management, provision and use of internet services and information thereon, tightening the conditions for general electronic information and social networks, and supplementing regulations on the documents, sequence and procedure for providing electronic games.

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Question: What are regulations on information management on the Internet as stipulated on Decree 27?

Answer:

Social networks must have at least one server in Viet Nam.

The conditions on information management with respect to general electronic information networks include the development of a process of public information management, a mechanism for controlling information sources and a collaboration mechanism to remove infringing contents.

The conditions on information management with respect to social networks are provided for in the same manner, in which users must provide their consent to using social networking services online before getting access to the services and utilities of such networks.

In addition, Decree 27 supplements some conditions on organization and human resources; on domain names and relevant techniques. Notably, there must be at least one server in Viet Nam which allows at any time the inspection, examination, storage and provision of information on all electronic information pages and social networks owned by an organization or enterprise as regulated.

License for setting up general electronic information pages and social networks  

In order to enable enterprises to conduct the procedures for setting up general electronic information pages and social networks, Decree 27 concretizes the regulations on the application files for licenses for setting up general electronic information pages and social networks (collectively referred to as “License”); the process of and procedures for issuing Licenses and amending, supplementing, renewing, reissuing, suspending and revoking Licenses.

Furthermore, other than the specific regulations on the sequence and procedures, the Decree also provides an Appendix containing templates that help enterprises to prepare documents.

Regulations on applications for the license for providing G1 electronic games

While the previous regulations only set out the conditions for issuing the license for providing G1 electronic games, Decree 27 is clearer about the conditions and the license issuing procedures.

Specifically, the equipment system providing the corporate service of all electronic games must satisfy such conditions including an ability to store and update users' full personal information and management of users' playing time to ensure the total time of playing all G1 electronic games owned by an enterprise is not more than 180 minutes per day for each user under age of 18, and so forth.

Decree 27 also details the conditions and procedures for registering the provision of G2, G3 and G4 electronic games, and the procedure for issuing the certificate of eligibility for providing public electronic games.

Decree 27 came into effect from April 15, 2018./.  

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