FAPSI Legislative Authority
FAPSI's place in the country's information security system is defined by the Russian Federation Law "On the Federal Organs of Government Communications and Information" and the Statute on FAPSI ratified by the Russian Federation president. Being directly subordinate to the Russian Federation president, the agency is a federal organ of executive power and heads an integrated centralized system of federal organs of government communications and information. One of the main tasks of the system of federal organs of government communications and information is to ensure information security and develop the technological basis of the country's administrative system and the command and control of its Armed Forces in peacetime and wartime and in emergency situations.
This legal basis of FAPSI activity includes the Russian Federation Laws "On the Federal Organs of Government Communications and Information," "On State Secrets," and "On the Certification of Products and Services," "On the Legal Protection of Programs for Computers and Data Bases;" the federal laws "On Information, Information Technology, and Protection of Information," "On Participation in the International Exchange of Information," On Communications," and "On Foreign Intelligence;" and other laws and normative legal acts of the president and the Russian Federation government.
FAPSI has drafted a new version of the federal law "On the Federal Organs of Government Communications and Information." The draft was elaborated in accordance with the Russian Federation Constitution, the aforementioned federal laws and presidential edicts, and government acts directly connected with the activity of the federal organs of government communications and information. The draft law which has been prepared effectively brings FAPSI's purpose into line with already adopted acts.
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