BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release
Vietnam continues to develop relevant cyberlaws that could enhance confidence in the digital economy and facilitate cloud computing. However, gaps still exist in key areas.
Modern laws are in place for electronic commerce, electronic signatures, and intellectual property. However, only very limited laws are in place for cybercrime.
Vietnam’s privacy laws are not comprehensive, but they were improved by several minor regulations, including new data breach notification requirements that were introduced in 2014.
Vietnam continues to impose severe censorship and restrictions on Internet content. An additional risk is that Vietnam has not yet developed appropriate laws and policies on interoperability and government procurement. Also, some trade barriers may hamper the development of cloud computing and the digital economy.
Broadband penetration in Vietnam remains low, although there has been very strong growth in a number of key infrastructure indicators.
Overall, Vietnam’s results have improved slightly since the 2013 Scorecard, but the country’s ranking has remained entrenched in last place — 24th.