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Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty

New law aims to prevent users from organising online for anti-state purposes and spreading false information.

  • Al-Jazeera

The passing of a new cybersecurity law by the Vietnamese parliament has led to criticism of its potential effect on freedom of speech and expression.

Perp 3cLegislators said the new regulation, which will require tech companies to store data about Vietnamese users on local servers, will increase security in the country.

But according to critics, this move could possibly stifle free speech for Vietnamese internet users as the…

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