Russia working on new edition of information security doctrine

The Russian Security Council is drawing up a new edition of the national information security doctrine.

The Russian Security Council is drawing up a new edition of the national information security doctrine.

"Actualization of approaches to the protection of national interests in the field of information based on new realities will be the cornerstone of the new edition of the doctrine," a source in the Russian Security Council press service told Interfax on Tuesday.

"Stronger state guarantees of the inviolability of private life in information and communication technologies should become a human rights priority," the press service said.

"In the field of information and communication technologies, the task of higher competitiveness of Russian products and the promotion of their broader use in the development of domestic information systems, communication networks and technical means providing information security of the national information infrastructure will be a primary objective," it said.

"In the field of security of the national information infrastructure, it is necessary to improve security of communication and data processing services rendered to citizens, organizations, authorities and local government bodies," the press service said.

The new edition of the information security doctrine will be linked to keynote strategic planning documents, it indicated. The elaboration of these documents is required by the Federal Law "On Strategic Planning in the Russian Federation."

The press service said that the draft information security doctrine had been discussed by the Russian Security Council interdepartmental commission on information security.

The existent information security doctrine was approved by the Russian president in September 2000.

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