The promulgated laws are the Law on Cyber Security, the Law on National Defence, the Law on Denunciation, the Law on Competition, the law amending 11 articles related to planning, the Law on Surveying and Mapping, and the law amending some articles of the Law on Physical Training and Sports.
The Law on Cyber Security is among those attracting public attention recently. It consists of seven chapters with 43 articles and will take effect on January 1, 2019.
One of the most outstanding contents of this law is regulations on the protection of cyber security for the system of important information about national security.
The law also stipulates measures for preventing and dealing with threatening risks and uncovering and handling related law violations to protect organisations and individuals’ rights and legitimate interests at the best. It is a solid legal corridor for people to use the cyber space for doing business or other activities.
The 2018 Law on National Defence comprises seven chapters with 40 articles, down two chapters and 11 articles from the 2005 version. It will come into force on January 1, 2019.
The law specifies the 11 basic contents of the building of all-people national defence. It was also added with regulations on the defence of military regions so that it is in conformity with the Politburo’s Resolution 28-NQ/TW, dated September 22, 2008, on continuing to build provinces and centrally-run cities into firm defence areas.
Meanwhile, the provision that external work is one of the potential strengths of defence areas is to institutionalize the Party’s viewpoint on protecting the country from afar and soon.
Also becoming effective on January 1, 2019, the Law on Denunciation has nine chapters with 67 articles, stipulating the denunciation and settlement of denunciations of violations by public workers on duties and violations pertaining to state management in different fields.
This law was also supplemented with regulations on the withdrawal of denunciations.
Meanwhile, the Law on Competition, which will take effect on July 1, 2019, revised stipulations on prohibited behaviours of state agencies. Accordingly, state agencies are banned from some actions obstructing competition in the market.