Azerbaijan’s acting minister of national security signs decision on data containing state secret

Baku: The Ministry of National Security (MNS) has made a decision on approving the “Rules of making a decision on illegal dissemination of data containing state secret”.

Madat Guliyev, the acting minister of national security, has signed the decision.

According to the decision, a decision on illegal dissemination of data containing state secret is made by a state body authorized to give orders regarding such data. State body authorized to give orders concerning data containing state secret and data at their disposal is defined by the “List of data considered state secret”, which was approved by Decree No.248 dated 3 June 2005 signed by the Azerbaijani president. A decision on illegal dissemination of data containing state secret is made by assessing materials of the investigation into the fact. The conducting of an investigation into the fact of illegal dissemination of data containing state secret as well as preparation and presentation of materials concerning its results is carried out in line with the “Rule of preparing and confirming expert opinion on illegal dissemination of data containing state secret”, which was approved with Decision No.40 dated 15 March 2005 of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Materials of the investigation into the fact of illegal dissemination of data containing state secret is assessed by the expert commission who has prepared the list of confidential data on a state body authorized to give orders regarding such data. For more biased assessment of materials of the investigation into the fact of illegal dissemination of data containing state secret, the expert commission may be aided by the state body, institution, department, or organization where the dissemination has happened. The inclusion of outside experts into the expert commission’s work should be agreed upon by the commission and the outside organization’s director. The expert aiding the expert commission must have no interest in the investigation result and must be authorized to work on state secret.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY