Tech Summit highlights necessity of data protection

Friday, Jul 17, 2020 09:43

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

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

Nguyen Ba Quynh, 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.

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

Dang Tung Son, 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.

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

His company’s Vietnamese IT staff working in Viet 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.

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

Dao Duc 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 Viet Nam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, pointed out Viet Nam's many advantages, including a stable economy and political situation. Foreign investment in Viet Nam remains stable and the country has also signed many international free trade agreements, he said.

Viet 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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