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Tech Summit highlights necessity of data protection

Update: July, 17/2020 - 09:59


Discussion session at Tech Summit 2020 held on July 16 in HCM City by Forbes Vietnam magazine. — Photo courtesy of Forbes Vietnam

HCM CITY — General data protection regulations should be issued to ensure privacy in Việt Nam, delegates said at the Tech Summit 2020 held on Thursday (July 16) by Forbes Vietnam magazine in HCM City.

Nguyễn Bá Quỳnh, senior vice president for the Global Delivery Network of Hitachi Vantara Corp, said that organisations need to develop guidelines and regulations on the ethical use of data, and that artificial intelligence and big data platforms should be set up for sharing "good" data. 

Quỳnh said the Government should take a role as a coordinator in ensuring data protection.

Đặng Tùng Sơn, deputy CEO in charge of CMC Telecom’s sales and marketing, said the Ministry of Information and Communications and Information Security Authority were establishing regulations on general data protection. The Government's digital transformation project will help to implement and resolve difficulties during the process.

Quỳnh said: “Việt Nam’s IT human resources have enough capacity and skills to carry out digital transformation.”

His company’s Vietnamese IT staff working in Việt Nam, for instance, have used big data, cloud computing and AI to maintain express train operations in London. 

“Veracity of data and good data is very important for digital transformation,” he said.

Lê Hồng Việt, technology director of FPT, said that enterprises should not be concerned about costs for digitalisation because many lower-cost models and technologies exist.

Đào Đức Minh, managing director of the Vingroup Big Data Institute, noted that the institute has been working with research institutes, universities and enterprises to resolve problems faced by the country.

The institute, for example, has worked with doctors at several hospitals in the country to apply AI in image diagnosis, which has increased staff productivity levels.

Denis Brunetti, Ericsson President and CEO for Việt Nam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, pointed out Việt Nam's many advantages, including a stable economy and political situation. Foreign investment in Việt Nam remains stable and the country has also signed many international free trade agreements, he said.

Việt Nam has also seen an increase in the number of smartphone users and internet coverage, which are the foundations for developing technologies.

Delegates at the summit also discussed enterprises' new technologies and services developed during the COVID-19 period that could improve their operations. — VNS

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