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Facebook asked to coordinate closely with Vietnam authorities
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Facebook asked to coordinate closely with Vietnam authorities

The Saigon Times Daily

An unidentified person clicks on Facebook icon on a mobile phone. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 13 told Facebook to coordinate closely with Vietnam authorities – PHOTO: THANH HOA

HANOI - Facebook should regularly work with the competent Vietnamese authorities to handle inadequacies and contribute to the development of both Vietnam and Facebook, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told a Facebook representative at a meeting on September 13.

The reception for Simon Milner, Facebook’s vice president of public policy for Asia-Pacific, was held on the sidelines of the 2018 World Economic Forum on the ASEAN in Hanoi, VietnamPlus reported.

Phuc requested Facebook to work closely with the Ministry of Information and Communications during its operations in Vietnam to remove information affecting national security and social security and order.

According to the prime minister, both sides should work out a way to coordinate more effectively and regularly for the healthy development of the social network and to ensure it makes positive contributions to Vietnam.

Phuc also requested Facebook to take responsibility for securing the personal information of the 60+ million users in Vietnam. He added that the Vietnamese Government always provides favorable conditions for foreign firms, including Facebook, to do business in Vietnam.

At the reception, Milner said that Facebook is willing to support Vietnam in related areas in the digital era and to share problems faced by most countries, such as network security, to arrive at appropriate solutions.

According to Milner, network security is crucial to business and production activities and an element that would help improve Vietnam’s investment and business environment.

Milner stated that Facebook supports business communities in Vietnam, such as firms run by women and small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Acting Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung noted that any enterprises operating in Vietnam must comply with Vietnam’s laws, including meeting tax obligations and requirements on security. He also requested Facebook to urgently open a representative office in Vietnam.

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