43rd Legislature, Premiere Session 

148th Sitting

 

C - 152

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THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF BOSHKA 

5 August 2018

Received; read the first time

7 August 2018

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AN ACT

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as "The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act of 2018".

Section 1.

          In this day and age, we recognize that almost all information is readily available on the internet. We also recognize the threat of private emails of members of the Boshkan Government is at risk of becoming public knowledge. We must protect this information from becoming to light when matters of National Security is at risk.

Section 2.

(Definitions)

                (A) The term "internet" means, the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to                         link devices worldwide.

               (B) The term "private" means belonging to or for the use of one particular person or group of people only.

                (C) The term "email(s)" refers to messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a                                   network. 

                (D) The term "members of the Boshkan Government" refers to anyone within the government of Boshka that holds an office or                                         position(s) within the Administration.

                (E) The term "public knowledge" refers to information that is generally known, or  is otherwise easily accessible through lawful, non-                              confidential sources.

                (F) The term "National Security" refers to the security of a nation state, including its citizens, economy, and institutions, and is regarded                        as a duty of government.

                (G) The term "Classified" means material that a government body deems to be sensitive information that must be protected.

                (H) The term "Confidential" refers to intending to be kept secret.

                (I) The term "Sender" refers to a person who sends or transmits a message, letter, email, etc.

                (J) The term "Receiver" refers to a person who gets or accepts something that has been sent or given to them in a message, letter, email,                        etc.

Section 3.

 

                (A) All emails of members of the Government of Boshka should be kept private and/or classified  when matters of National Security as                           defined above, is at risk with the following exceptions:

                                 

                                 (1) Damaging or incriminating texts.

                                 (2) Individuals emails that may compromise National Security.

                                 (3) Emails that do not explicitly say "Classified" or Confidential".

 

Section 5.

 

               (A) Court Orders and Subpoenas

 

                                (1) Emails and/or text that do not contain information and/or material, including, but not limited to, attached files and/or                                                images, etc. of matters of National Security, may be subpoenaed by a Court of Law.

                                (2) All other emails and/or texts listed as "Classified" or "Confidential" by any member of the Boshkan Government must                                                  remain as such between the "sender" and "receiver(s)".

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Passed in The House of Commons 15 August 2018.

ATTEST:

            Natalya Ivashov - Clerk