New Russian law weighs down on foreign internet firms

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A new law in Russia now forces tech firms with Russian customers to operate local servers to handle Russian personal data. It’s the latest in a string of about 20 laws tightening government control of the Internet, all put into place since President Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012. While the new program is aimed at protecting the privacy of Russian citizens, some human rights activists fear the regulation will be misused, allowing officials to spy on citizens and suppress political...

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Non-recognition of sex reassignment in Vietnam may violate human rights: lawmaker

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Non-recognition of sex reassignment in Vietnam may violate human rights: lawmaker

Many people have warned that a draft regulation that does not recognize sex reassignment may violate human rights provided for in Vietnam’s Constitution, said a senior law official.

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Tianjin blasts spur new government response to public distrust

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Tianjin blasts spur new government response to public distrust

Deadly blasts at a warehouse holding toxic material in Tianjin have raised familiar questions about safety in China, spurring a backlash among local residents and rare criticism from state-run media. Having faced similar outrage in previous disasters, officials are adapting how they respond.

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Draft maritime, civil codes scrutinised by NA Standing Committee

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Draft maritime, civil codes scrutinised by NA Standing Committee

The National Assembly Standing Committee discussed several contentious matters of the draft Vietnam Maritime Code (revised) and Civil Code (revised) during its 40th session on August 18 in Hanoi.

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Draft maritime, civil codes scrutinised by NA standing committee

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Draft maritime, civil codes scrutinised by NA standing committee

The National Assembly Standing Committee discussed several contentious matters of the draft Vietnam Maritime Code (revised) and Civil Code (revised) during its 40th session on August 18 in Hanoi.

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Domain name transfer now legal, but number of transactions are few

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Domain name transfer now legal, but number of transactions are few

VietNamNet Bridge - The government has turned the green light on the establishment of a ‘.vn’ domain name market in Vietnam, but it has not set up a legal framework for the market to develop.

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Businesses need to take bigger role in drafting legal documents

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Businesses need to take bigger role in drafting legal documents

As many as 80% of Vietnamese businesses have never been asked about drafts for legal documents, Dau Anh Tuan, Head of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)'s Legal Department said on August 12.

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New regulation facilitates taxation procedures

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New regulation facilitates taxation procedures

A circular recently issued by the Ministry of Finance guiding the corporate income tax regime helps simplify tax payments for businesses, an official said.

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Transport Ministry proposes to remove only two BOT tollgates

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The Ministry of Transport has proposed the Prime Minister to remove two BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) toll stations in highways nationwide and adjust the distance of four others for not abiding by minimum distance regulation.

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New resolution tightens use of government cars

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New resolution tightens use of government cars

VietNamNet Bridge – Government officials entitled to use more than one government car can use only one car on a regular basis.

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New resolution tightens use of government cars

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New resolution tightens use of government cars

Government officials entitled to use more than one government car can use only one car on a regular basis.

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Regulation on foreign experts issued

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Regulation on foreign experts issued

New Circular regulates the isuing of work permits to Vietnamese people abroad and foreign experts in science and technology.

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Regulation on foreign experts issued

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Regulation on foreign experts issued

New Circular regulates the issuing of work permits to Vietnamese people abroad and foreign experts in science and technology.

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Obama unveils Clean Power Plan

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Obama unveils Clean Power Plan

The US Environmental Protection Agency unveiled on August 3 the final version of a sweeping - and controversial - regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector.

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New regulation set for foreign vehicles participating in search and rescue operations in Vietnam

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New regulation set for foreign vehicles participating in search and rescue operations in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Ministries of Transport, Defence, Public Security and Foreign Affairs have issued a joint Circular No. 15/2015/TTLT BGTVT-MOD-BCA-BNG on licensing means and forces accompanied by foreign vehicles to join search and rescue activities in Vietnam.

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