THE STATE BANK OF
VIETNAM
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No.: 12/2011/TT-NHNN
Hanoi, May 17, 2011
 
CIRCULAR
STIPULATING ON THE MANAGEMENT, USE OF DIGITAL SIGNATURES, DIGITAL CERTIFICATES AND DIGITAL SIGNATURE CERTIFICATION SERVICE OF THE STATE BANK
Pursuant to the Law on State Bank of Vietnam No. 46/2010/QH12 June 16, 2010;
Pursuant to the Law on Credit Institutions No. 47/2010/QH12 June 16, 2010;
Pursuant to the Law on Information Technology No.67/2006/QH11 dated 29/6/2006;
Pursuant to the Law on E-Transaction No.51/2005/QH11 dated 29/11/2005;
Pursuant to the Decree No.96/2008/ND-CP dated August 26, 2008 of the Government regulating functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the State Bank of Vietnam;
Pursuant to the Decree No.26/2007/ND-CP dated 25/02/2007 of the Government detailing the implementation of the Electronic Transaction Law on digital signature and digital signature certification service;
To implement the Resolution No.60/NQ-CP of the Government on the simplification of administrative procedures under the State Bank of Vietnam’s jurisdiction,
The State Bank of Vietnam (hereinafter referred to as the State Bank) defines the management, use of digital signature,digital certificates and digital signature certification service of the State Bank as follows:
Chapter 1.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of governing
This Circular defines the management, use of digital signature,digital certificates, and digital signature certification service of the State Bank.
Article 2. Subjects of application
1. The organizations and individuals of the State Bank, credit institutions, branches of foreign banks; State Treasury.
2. The other organizations choose to use the service of digital signature certification of the State Bank in the operations of electronic transaction organized by the State Bank.
Article 3. Interpretation of terms
In this Circular, the terms below are construed as follows:
1. "Digital certificate" is a form of electronic certificate provided by the organization of providing digital signature certification service of the State Bank.
2. "Digital signature certification service" means a type of service provided by the organization of providing digital signature certification service of the State Bank. Digital signature certification service includes:
a) Creating key pairs including public keys and private keys for the subscribers;
b) Providing, renewing, suspending, restoring, and withdrawing digital certificates of subscribers;
c) Maintaining online database of digital certificates;
d) Other Service under the provisions of the Decree on signatures.
3. "Subscriber" means an organization or individual as stipulated in Article 2 of this Circular; provided digital certificate by the organization of providing digital signature certification service of the State Bank; accepting the digital certificate and keeping private key corresponding to public key recorded on the digital certificate issued.
4. "Organization of subscriber management" means the units of the State Bank; credit institutions, the State Treasury or other organizations requesting for issuance of digital certificates to organizations and individuals in their organizations and take responsibilities under the law provisions on management of such organizations or individuals.
5. "E-Transactions of the State Bank" mean the activities, service conducted by electronic methods of the State Bank.
6. "Decree on digital signature" means Decree No.26/2007/ND-CP dated 15/02/2007 of the Government detailing the implementation of the Law on electronic transactions on digital signature and service of digital signature certification.
Article 4. Organization providing service of digital signature certification of the State Bank

1. Organization of providing service of digital signature certification of the State Bank (referred to as organizations providing service of digital signature) managed, administered by the Department of Information Technology, and is the only organization of the Bank State to provide service of digital signature certification.