A plenary discussion of the National Assembly's fifth session (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Law on Cyber Security is in conformity with the Constitution and does not hamper the implementation of the international treaties to which Vietnam is a party, said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang.

She made the remark at the Foreign Ministry’s regular press conference on June 14 in response to reporters’ question about the recently adopted Law on Cyber Security.

She said the Law on Cyber Security was approved on June 12 with the majority of votes after many rounds of discussions which took into account opinions of National Assembly deputies and the public in a widespread and transparent manner.

Cyber security is an important issue that greatly affects national security, Hang said, noting that it has become a special concern of many countries and international and regional organisations in recent years. 

Attacks on the cyber environment have grown fast in both form and scale and occurred across border, seriously affecting the economic and political stability of each country, she said.

Meanwhile, efforts to improve security on the cyber environment still face numerous difficulties, especially due to the shortage of legal regulations and capacity of ensuring cyber security.

Therefore, the building of the Law on Cyber Security is critically necessary in the current context, the spokeswoman stressed.

The National Assembly passed the Law on Cyber Security with 86.86 percent of votes.

It has 7 chapters and 43 articles, regulating activities to protect national security and ensure social order and safety on cyberspace, and responsibilities of agencies, organisations and individuals concerned. -VNA