Protection of Foreign Information

Foreign information means classified information which is protected by a foreign power forwarded to the Slovak Republic. The Slovak Republic is than the protector of the information under Act on Protection of Classified Information, if provided for by international treaty binding the Slovak Republic, or if required by the principles adopted in the framework of multilateral control regimes, which the Slovak Republic is a Member State.

Classified information of the Slovak Republic shall be forwarded to foreign authorities only in accordance with an international treaty, or if required by the decisions of international organizations of which the Slovak Republic is a Member State or if required by the principles adopted in the framework of multilateral control regimes of which the Slovak Republic is a participating Member State or where it does not conflict with another international agreement to which the Slovak Republic is bound.

Acceptance of foreign information by the Slovak Republic and forwarding the classified information of the Slovak Republic to a foreign power in the framework of international cooperation is carried out in the Slovak Republic through the registries system consisting of a central register, registers and register terminal.

The Authority maintains a central register, which serves as the central point for the reception and distribution of all the classified information exchanged in the context of international cooperation. Outside of this register, the only exchange of the classified information can be done by the Intelligence and Police Forces with their respective foreign partners.

State authorities or legal persons providing and receiving classified information within the framework of international cooperation, are after the authorization by the Authority required to establish a register and / or register terminal.

The Authority and the competent security agency of another state are entitled to perform an inspection of a granted protection of classified information in accordance with an international agreement by which the Slovak Republic is bound.

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