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Handling and Protection of Classified Information in Parliaments

Description

The e-tutorial provides information on the protection and handling of classified information in accordance with generally acceptable standards and best practices in democratic countries.

The e-tutorial consists of four modules:

1. Parliamentary oversight and access to classified information which covers special legislative provisions for members of parliament (MPs) and their staffers in the context of legislative oversight of the security sector;
2. General information which introduces basic concepts and definitions in the field of classified information and covers the organisation of the National Security Authority;
3. Personnel Security which is devoted to vetting procedures, concepts of reliability and trustworthiness, training and clearance certificates;
4. Physical Security which discusses basic requirements for physical security of classified information and their handling by the MPs and staffers.

More specifically, the e-tutorial answers the following questions:  

- Why MPs need access to classified information;
- What information is classified and how we can recognise it;
- Who can get access to classified information and how;
- How is classified information disseminated and protected, and more.

The e-tutorial is comprised of short quizzes at the end of each module and a final test at the end of the e-tutorial.

It is available in English, Albanian, Armenian, Macedonian, Russian and Serbian.

If you are interested in this training, kindly send an email to a.juncaj@dcaf.ch indicating the language in which you want to take the course and we will provide you with the login details.