Google pledges to obey law of Vietnam

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan received a high- ranking delegation of Google led by Ms. Ann Lavin, Google's Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs in Asia Pacific yesterday. 

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan and Google's Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs in Asia Pacific Ms. Ann Lavin at the dicussion

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan and Google's Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs in Asia Pacific Ms. Ann Lavin at the dicussion

At the reception, the Vietnamese leader acknowledged and appreciated goodwill of Google which was considered as a first step for both sides in sharing information on base of obeying international rule as well as Vietnam’s law; specially, after the working with Ms. Ann Lavin in March of 2017, both sides established private mechanism for Vietnam about dealing with requires of the Ministry of Information and Communications about blocking and deleting information infringement of Vietnam’s law on YouTube by December 31, 2017. 

Particularly, Google blocked and removed 6,423 among 7,410 videos to YouTube because of Vietnam’s law infringement. In addition, Google also removed some game applications with reactionary and anti-State content out of the Google Play.

In order to strengthen effective cooperation as well as raise further knowledge between the Ministry of Information and Communications, Minister Truong Minh Tuan suggested Google carrying out removing channels having infringement content of Vietnam’s law instead of removing video clips as now, processing speed for suggestions from the Ministry of Information and Communications, early re-establishing mechanisms of updating processed results  every week on Tuesday.

Google pledges to obey law of Vietnam  ảnh 1 Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan and Google's Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs in Asia Pacific Ms. Ann Lavin pose with participants after the working.
 Vietnam also suggested Google to open its representative office in the country to receive directly requires about dealing with and carrying out relevant obligations as it operates in Vietnam. 

Google's Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs in Asia Pacific Ms. Ann Lavin said that target of the visit is to learn about Vietnam’s law and work with relevant agencies so that Google could clearly understand  as well as cooperate further with the Southeast Asian country in the coming time. 

She also pledged that Google understood clearly approachability of infringement text of Vietnam’s law being important and necessary to obey. 


BY TRAN BINH- Translated by Huyen Huong

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