The Special Telecommunications Service (STS) is organized and functions according to Law no. 92/1996, with its subsequent amendments, published in the Official Journal no. 169 of July 30th 1996, which grants the above-mentioned institution jurisdiction and authority in the field of special telecommunications.
STS staff comprises both military and civilian personnel who carry out their activity according to general military laws and regulations.
The staff of the Special Telecommunications Service affirms and realizes political non-involvement and, according to the law, it is forbidden for them to intercept communications. Instead, it has the obligation to ensure confidentiality in the use of special telecommunication. Moreover, any breach, disruption and damage to special telecommunication networks as well as any interception of these networks are considered threats to national security.
According to the current legal provisions, STS ensures national security measures in its field of activity.