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Classified Information Protection Act

Promulgated, SG No. 45/30.04.2002, corrected, SG No. 5/17.01.2003, amended, SG No. 31/4.04.2003, supplemented, SG No. 52/18.06.2004, No. 55/25.06.2004, SG No. 89/12.10.2004, amended, SG No. 17/24.02.2006, effective 1.05.2006, amended, SG No. 82/10.10.2006, SG No. 46/12.06.2007, effective 1.01.2008, SG No. 57/13.07.2007, effective 13.07.2007, amended and supplemented, SG No. 95/20.11.2007, SG No. 109/20.12.2007, effective 1.01.2008, SG No. 36/4.04.2008, supplemented, SG 66/25.07.2008, effective 26.09.2008, amended, SG No. 69/5.08.2008, supplemented, SG No. 109/23.12.2008, amended and supplemented, SG No. 35/12.05.2009, effective 12.05.2009, supplemented, SG No. 42/5.06.2009, amended, SG No. 82/16.10.2009, amended and supplemented, SG No. 93/24.11.2009, effective 25.12.2009, amended, SG No. 16/26.02.2010, effective 26.02.2010, SG No. 88/9.11.2010, effective 1.01.2011, SG No. 23/22.03.2011, effective 22.03.2011, SG No. 48/24.06.2011, effective 24.06.2011, supplemented, SG No. 80/14.10.2011, effective 14.10.2011, amended and supplemented, SG No. 44/12.06.2012, effective 1.07.2012, supplemented, SG No. 103/28.12.2012, amended and supplemented, SG No. 52/14.06.2013, effective 14.06.2013, amended, SG No. 70/9.08.2013, effective 9.08.2013, SG No. 49/13.06.2014, amended and supplemented, SG No. 53/27.06.2014, SG No. 14/20.02.2015, amended, SG No. 61/11.08.2015, effective 1.11.2015, SG No. 28/8.04.2016; Decision No. 7 of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria of 21.06.2016 - SG No. 49/28.06.2016; supplemented, SG No. 62/9.08.2016, effective 9.08.2016, amended and supplemented, SG No. 71/13.09.2016, SG No. 81/14.10.2016, effective 1.01.2017, supplemented, SG No. 97/5.12.2017, SG No. 103/28.12.2017, effective 1.01.2018, amended, SG No. 7/19.01.2018, supplemented, SG No. 17/23.02.2018, effective 23.02.2018
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  *Note: An update of the English text of this Act is being prepared following the amendments in SG No. 44/29.05.2018, effective 2.06.2018

 Text in Bulgarian: Закон за защита на класифицираната информация
Chapter One
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

 (1) This Act governs the public relations arising in connection with the generation, the processing, and the storing of classified information, and lays down the conditions and procedure for the release thereof and the access thereto.
 (2) The purpose of this Act is to protect classified information from unauthorised access.
 (3) Within the meaning of this Act, "classified information" is any information which is a State secret or an official secret, and any foreign classified information.

Article 2

 This Act shall apply as well to any foreign classified information which may be made available by another State or an international organisation, insofar as an existing international treaty, to which the Republic of Bulgaria is a party, does not provide otherwise.

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