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Protocol of cooperation between SRI, Prosecutor General’s Office, and High Court declassified and published on SRI website

The protocol of cooperation between the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ), and the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) has been declassified, being published on the SRI website. The SRI-PICCJ security agreement was signed in 2009, and the interconnected IT system obtained its security accreditation in 2012. In March 2017, the accreditation was extended to 2020. With the purpose of the agreement attained, the agreement can be made public, the SRI announced.

“The declassification procedure of the protocol of cooperation between the SRI and the PICCJ, launched at the end of May by SRI Director Eduard Hellvig, has ended today with the publishing of the document. It was considered that the protocol no longer contains any data or information that would jeopardise the national security of Romania, as defined today by the legislation in force and by the recent decisions of the Constitutional Court of Romania in this field,” the SRI informs.

According to SRI representatives, “the main topic treated in the protocol referred to the creation and operationalisation of the legal and organisational framework for the security accreditation of the joint IT system managing the classified information used as part of the procedures of issuing national security warrants.”

“The protocol was signed as a result of the issuance of a mandatory request by ORNISS (March 2006), which imposed on the two institutions the concluding of a mutual security agreement, as well as the PICCJ obtaining a security accreditation certificate,” the SRI informs.

According to the representatives of the institution, as part of the enforcement of ORNISS’s dispositions, the SRI-PICCJ security agreement was signed in 2009, and in 2012 the interconnected IT system obtained its security accreditation. In March 2017, the accreditation was extended to 2020.

Thus, with the purpose of the agreement attained, the agreement can be made public.

 

Court says protocol with intel agency regarded info management to issue national security warrants

 

The Supreme Court (ICCJ) says that the previously secret co-operation protocol concluded with the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) and the Attorney General’s Office (PICCJ) regarded the establishment of a common classified intel management system for the issuance of national security warrants.

In a press statement released on Monday, the court said that only one co-operation protocol had been identified, concluded in 2009 between ICCJ, PICCJ and SRI.

According to the court, it was it to initiate the procedure for the declassification of the protocol on April 12 and 16, 2018 by submitting written requests to the two bodies.

“The object of the co-operation protocol is specified in Article 3 and consisted of expressing the will to establish a common classified intel management system as part of the procedures for issuing national security warrants, according to Law 51/1991 and Law 535/2004. In the context of the interconnection of several IT systems aimed at managing classified information, according to the directive approved by Order 172 of March 10, 2006 of the general director of the National Registry Office for Classified Information (ORNISS), a mutual security agreement was needed and the issuance of a security accreditation certificate. Consequently, on September 18, 2012, ORNISS approved the system security accreditation, this being the date of the object of the protocol in question. There are no additional letters to the protocol,” according to the court’s statement.

 

PG’s Office says protocol with supreme court, intel agency expired in September 2012

 

The Prosecutor General’s Office says the protocol it signed with the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) and the Supreme Court (ICCJ) expired on September 18, 2012 when the National Registry for Classified Information (ORNISS) issued a security accreditation certificate for the operation of an information and communication system established among the three signatory parties to the protocol.

“The protocol expired after reaching the purpose for which it was signed, namely on September 18, 2012, when the National Registry for Classified Information approved the documentation regarding the security accreditation of the system. ORNISS issued a certificate for security accreditation for the operation of the information and communication system created among the Romanian Intelligence Service – the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Supreme Court of Justice,” the Prosecutor Generals’ Office said Monday in a press statement.

The statement argues that the procedure for declassifying the co-operation protocol concluded in 2009 was completed on June 14, 2018.

“The protocol aimed to express the agreement of the institutions on the creation of an information and communication system (CIS), so that the transmission of the documents regarding the issuance of the national security warrants, drawn up under Law 51/1991 on National Security and Law 535/2004 concerning the prevention of and the fight against terror may be performed in an electronic format. Given this context, the protocol had the legal nature of an agreement on the establishment of CIS prior to the accreditation of the system, a requirement imposed by the legislation on the accreditation of information and communication systems that convey state secrets. There have been no additional letters to extend the scope of co-operation or documents amending the protocol’s content. At the same time, it did not concern the procedure and the responsibilities of the institutions regarding the authorisation of specific information gathering and the issuing of national security warrants, which were being regulated at the date of the protocol by Law 535/2004 on the prevention of and combat against terror, and, as from February 1, 2014 by Law 51/1991 regarding the national security,” the statement reads.

The Prosecutor General’s Office points out that in April it initiated the procedure for the declassification of all protocols concluded with the Romanian Intelligence Service, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

“These documents have ceased to be applicable because they became obsolete as a result of the Constitutional Court’s ruling 51 / 2016 and the change in the legislative framework, or their effects ran out as a result of termination by the signatory parties. The Attorney General’s Office sent the declassification agreement to the co-signatories, and at the time of the completion of the procedures, we will publicly communicate information on these protocols, namely the date of their conclusion, the date of declassification and the field of cooperation targeted by each of them. ”

 

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