Secret Protection Procedure Of The German Bundestag (Appendix 3 Of The Rules Of Procedure Of The German Bundestag, Federal Law Gazette I, 1980, 1237)

Original Language Title: Geheimschutzordnung des Deutschen Bundestages (Anlage 3 der Geschäftsordnung des Deutschen Bundestages, BGBl. I 1980, 1237)

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Secret protection procedure of the German Bundestag (Appendix 3 of the rules of procedure of the German Bundestag, Federal Law Gazette I in 1980, 1237) BTGO1980Anl 3 copy date: 25.06.1980 full quotation: "secret protection procedure of the German Bundestag (Appendix 3 of the rules of procedure of the German Bundestag, Federal Law Gazette I in 1980, 1237) of 25 June 1980 (BGBl. I S. 1237, 1256), the most recently by decision d. Bundestag has been changed from 28 February 2013" stand: as last amended by decision d. Bundestag v. 28.2.2013 gem. BEK. v. 12.3.2013 I 548 for details on the stand number you see in the menu see remarks footnote (+++ text detection from: 1.10.1980 +++) (+++ text of the rules of procedure see: BTGO 1980 +++) § 1 scope (1) these secret protection regulation applies to classified information (VS), arising from within the Bundestag or were forwarded to the Bundestag, its committees or members of the Bundestag. The regulations for the committees will be on other committees, which are used by the Bundestag or the committees or based on a statutory basis.
(2) matters of all kinds which must be protected by specific safeguards against the knowledge by unauthorized persons are VS.
(3) all forms of representation of knowledge and knowledge can be VS. Intermediate material (E.g. drafts, recording on phonogram, controversy, carbon paper, stencils, misprints, may also blotting paper) is to be treated as a VS.

§ 2 (1) VS degrees of confidentiality are according to the protection that they require classified in following privacy levels: top secret abbreviation: str. go.
SECRET shortcut: go.
VS confidential abbreviation: VS reps
VS-only for official use abbreviation: VS-NfD. (2) as top secret classified be VS, knowledge of which would endanger the existence of the Federal Republic of Germany or one of its members by unauthorized persons.
(3) be secretly judged a VS, knowledge by unauthorized persons of which would endanger the security of the Federal Republic of Germany or one of its members, serious damage to their interests or their reputation or for a foreign State of a great advantage.
(4) VS, knowledge of which detrimental or for a foreign State advantage might be the interests or the reputation of the Federal Republic of Germany or one of its members by unauthorized persons be classified as VS confidential.
(5) VS, the not strictly under the degrees of secrecy secret, secret or VS-confidential fall, but are not intended to be public, received the degree of confidentiality VS only for official use. Protocols on non-public sessions of the committees (section 69, paragraph 1, sentence 1 GO-BT) basically are not classified within the meaning of the secret protection order of the Bundestag (§ 73 GO-BT).
(6) the labelling of VS is appropriate using the classified statement for the federal authorities.

(1) as secret can also important business, operational, invention, tax or other private secrets § 2a private secrets or circumstances of the personal life section are classified, knowledge of which would serious damage to the legitimate by unauthorized persons.
(2) confidential the secrets referred to in paragraph 1 or circumstances can be classified as knowledge of which could be detrimental to the interests of the person entitled by unauthorized persons.

§ Is the minimum necessary use only to make 3 choice and change the privacy grade (1) secret ratings. VS are classified not higher than their content requires it.
(2) the issuing authority determines the classification of the VS. It must notify in writing the amendment or annulment of the confidentiality level of a VS the receiver.
(3) issuing authority within the meaning of paragraph 2 are at VS, that arise within the Bundestag, a) the President, b) the Chairmen of the committees, c) more from the President authorized bodies.

§ 3a inspection of classified information classified of the privacy grade top secret or secret are allowed only in the spaces of the secret registry be viewed. Derogation classified information can issued members committees of inquiry, as well as of bodies that regular secret meetings on the basis of merit, for inspection in their offices, provided that these fitted with VS depositary left and the classified information forwarded to the Bundestag for the purpose of this Panel of orders. Sentence 2 applies to persons accordingly, be authorized by the President to do this.

§ 4 knowledge and sharing a VS (1) the content of a VS of of degree of confidentiality VS-confidential and higher may not comprehensive and formerly taught be as reasons which parliamentary work is essential.
(2) in the context of paragraph 1, a member of the Bundestag, which made a VS of of degree of confidentiality VS-confidential and accessible higher may inform other members of the Bundestag in knowledge.
(3) group employees and employees of members of the Bundestag VS of the degree of confidentiality may VS confidential and higher in this context only made available are, if she are authorized by the President on the handling of VS and are formally obliged to maintain secrecy. Sentence 1 shall apply accordingly for a determination officer in accordance with section 10 of the Act of Committee of inquiry and his assistants.
(4) others VS of the degree of confidentiality may VS confidential and higher only with consent of the issuing unit made available are, if she are authorized to deal with VS and are formally obliged to maintain secrecy.

§ 5 long distance via VS about matters of the degree of confidentiality VS confidential or higher long-distance calls only in exceptional and urgent cases may be carried. In these cases, the conversations are so careful to do that third parties the facts is not understandable. The conversation partner with any certainty to determine is a control call is required.

Section 6 production of duplicate of recipients of VS of of degrees of confidentiality VS-confidential and higher may further copies (copies, prints, copies, and the like), as well as excerpts from the secret registry can be produced; for the degree of confidentiality VS top secret the consent of the issuing agent is also required. You are how to handle original VS.

§ 7 treatment of VS in committees (1) the Committee may decide for a consideration or part an of the same degree of confidentiality (§ 69 para 7 GO-BT). Is about VS of of degrees of confidentiality VS-confidential and higher advise the Chairman immediately induces the appropriate decision-making at the same meeting and before start of proceedings determines that no unauthorized people in the hearing room to stop.
(2) in the case of consultations about strictly intelligence or secret Affairs may be logged only the decisions. The Committee may decide that the deliberations; held the contents after in this case, he has to decide about circulation and distribution of the protocols.
(3) when discussing VS confidential matters, a protocol can be customized; Paragraph 2 sentence 2 second half-sentence, shall apply mutatis mutandis. The Committee may, however, decide that only decisions are being held.
(4) VS of the degree of confidentiality be VS confidential or later submitted to a Committee, they may be issued only in the session and at the latest for the duration. If the session is interrupted, the return can be avoided if the surveillance of the meeting room by the home inspection is ensured. The Committee Chairman may determine VS of the degrees of secrecy secret and VS-confidential to the Rapporteur of the Committee and in special cases to be other members of the Committee issued up to the end of the Committee's deliberations on the subject, to which refers the VS, and stored in the VS for allowable containers.
(5) for VS of the degree of confidentiality VS confidential Committee may decide otherwise in cases of paragraph 4.
(6) the degree of confidentiality VS VS-confidential and secret can, as long as they have arisen in the Committee, with the permission of the Chairman of the Committee after registration in the secret registry in the VS containers provided for this purpose the Committee temporarily stored. They are to return to the secret registry as soon as they are no longer needed in the Committee.
(7) turns out only during or at the end of the deliberations, that the deliberations to evaluate are as VS confidential or higher, the Committee may subsequently decide the necessary safety measures.

Article 8 registration and administration of VS (1) be VS of the degrees of confidentiality VS confidential or higher the Bundestag, its committees or members of the Bundestag they are headed to, as far as they are not being taken of the secret registry, to submit to this principle to the registration and administration.
(2) in the Bundestag VS of degrees of confidentiality are VS-confidential and higher in principle also to submit to the secret registry to the registration and administration.
(3) the reception of VS of level of secrecy is VS-confidential or higher to confirm in writing.
(4) VS of the degrees of confidentiality are VS-confidential and higher to be kept in the secret Registrar's Office or the premises for this purpose by the President.
(5) VS of the degree of confidentiality VS only for official use are to be kept under lock and key; This is not necessary, if they are kept indoors, which outsiders have no access.

§ 9 are destruction of vs. vs. including intermediate materials resulting in the Bundestag if they are no longer required to submit to the secret registry. As far as you not to keep VS are, they are destroyed by the secret registry.

§ 10 top forwarding of VS (1) VS of the degrees of secrecy secret and secret are to lead transportation inside the House basically of the secret registry. You may be taken only by correspondingly authorized persons. The secret registry is a by hand to hand delivery is done for urgent reason, subsequently informed to put.
(2) the degree of confidentiality VS VS confidential authorized persons can be passed under notification of secret registry from hand to hand on to the reception.
(3) that sending VS of degrees of secrecy is VS-confidential and above made by the secret registry in accordance with the classified statement for the federal authorities.

§ 11 carriage of VS (1) VS of the degrees of confidentiality top secret and secret from the premises subordinate to the administration of the Bundestag are inadmissible. The President may allow the carriage, if up in essential reasons to do this. At the same time, he sets how are to promote VS.
(2) the vs of degrees of secrecy is VS-confidential or higher to ensure uninterrupted secure storage. TOP secret or secret no steel cabinet with combination and safety lock available, stands for VS of of degrees of confidentiality the holder must constantly lead the VS at. The abandonment in motor vehicles, the custody in hotel safes or in railway stations and the like is prohibited. For stays abroad, the VS is possible at the German representations to be kept.
(3) in public VS of degrees of confidentiality VS confidential may or may not later be read and discussed.

§ 12 obligation any suspected, any perception or any incident, on initiation of attempts of foreign intelligence services, or which suggests that unauthorized knowledge of the content received from VS, as well as the loss of VS of of degrees of confidentiality VS-confidential or higher or inform the President or the secret protection officer in the administration of the German Bundestag is the loss of security keys.

Article 13 implementing provisions the President is empowered to adopt regulations.