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Annual report on the overall activity on the status of the protection of the classified information in the Republic of Bulgaria

The National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria during its session on 31st May 2017 adopted with unanimity the Annual report on the overall activity on the status of the protection of the classified information in the Republic of Bulgaria in 2016. The adoption of the Decision is at the final stage of the procedure on the presentation of the report which the Chairperson of SCIS submits annually to the Council of Ministers and the latter submits it to the National Assembly.
 
Before its adoption the Annual report was taken into consideration and adopted with full unanimity by the Defense Committee, Committee on the Internal Security and Public Order and the Committee for Control of the Security Services, the Application and Use of Special Intelligence Means and the Data Access under the Electronic Communications Act.

The report contains analysis of the dynamics of the public relations with regard to the creation, handling and storing of classified information. It reviews the overall activity of SCIS for fulfilling the state policy in the field of the security of information as well as the interaction between the Commission and the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the security services, public order services and the other authorities with competences in the field of the protection of classified information. The activities of the different authorities on the types of security of the classified information and the current status of the National System for protection of classified information are consecutively presented. 

Special attention is devoted to the fulfillment of the obligations in the field of the security of the information coming from the membership of the Republic of Bulgaria in the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union.

As a whole the Report contains summarized data concerning the functioning of the system for safeguarding the classified information and on these grounds they are classified at ‘Confidential’ security classification level.

A summary of the Annual report on the overall activity on the status of the protection of the classified information in the Republic of Bulgaria in 2016 which does not involve classified information is available on the website of SCIS in the section ‘About us’.