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Big Tech warns Vietnam data rules risk 'damage' to digital economy

Strict EU-style privacy law could also fall afoul of free trade agreements

A resident in Ho Chi Minh City uses three devices to go online in November 2021. Vietnam has since introduced a contentious law to guard data privacy.   © Lien Hoang

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Internet users in Vietnam may see more pop-ups the next time they access TikTok or Amazon after Hanoi follows Europe and China in enacting extensive rules governing how companies use and move data.

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