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Internet cut proposed against violators of cyber rules

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Information and Communications has proposed suspending internet access for users who violate cyber regulations.

The proposal is part of a draft decree on the administration and provision of internet services for which the ministry is seeking feedback, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Under the proposed decree, telecom operators, internet service providers, web archivers, and data centers would be required to deny or terminate internet services to organizations and individuals responsible for online violations.

The decree would mandate that users remove illegal content from the internet within 24 hours upon a request from the ministry.

Accounts, groups, pages and channels that frequently violate terms of service in ways that threaten national security would also face temporary or permanent suspension from both local and international social media platforms.

Authorities have also called for stringent regulations on “livestream” activities on social networks, which involve creating and broadcasting material in real-time over the internet.

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