BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2018) - Galexia Analytics Release

2018 Rank 24. Vietnam - Score: 36.36 | Change from 2016 - Rank: same

Vietnam continues to work on the development relevant cyberlaws that could enhance confidence in the digital economy and facilitate cloud computing. However, gaps still exist in key areas.

Vietnam has laws and regulations in place for electronic commerce and electronic signatures. However, only very limited laws are in place for cybercrime and Vietnam has not developed a national cybersecurity strategy yet.

Vietnam’s privacy laws are not comprehensive, but a patchwork of sectoral provisions provide some protection.

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.

There is also a gap in intellectual property protection and enforcement in Vietnam. Broadband penetration in Vietnam remains low, although there has been strong growth in a number of key infrastructure indicators in recent years.

Due to the many legal and policy gaps existing in Vietnam, as well as the poor performance in IT readiness and broadband development, the country has remained entrenched in last place — 24th — since the Scorecard was first launched.

The rank for Vietnam in this year's Scorecard is:
- 24th overall,
- 24th for legal and policy, and
- 22nd for IT readiness and broadband deployment.

Within legal and policy themes for cloud readiness Vietnam has the following rankings:
- 18th for data privacy
- 24th for security
- 23rd for cybercrime
- 21st for intellectual property rights
- 16th for standards and international harmonization
- 23rd for promoting free trade

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