Electronic
network:
Electronic record:

Electronic
document:

Electronic website:
Person:
Electronic
application:
Traffic data:

Password:

Electronic
transaction device:

Government data:
Encryption:

Code:

Reception:
Breach:
Electronic
signature:

Signature device:
Certificate:

so forth.
A connection between more than one means of information
technology to access and share information, including private
and public networks or the world wide web (internet).
A set of information, which in its entirety constitute a
description of a case relating to a person or some object. It is
developed, sent, received, or stored through electronic means.
The electronic record which is released using any means of
information technology. It is developed, stored, extracted,
copied, sent, notified or received through an means of
information technology on a tangible medium or on any other
electronic medium. It is retrievable in a manner that is
comprehensible.
The place where information or services are made available on
the electronic network through a particular address.
The natural or juridical person.
An electronic programme designed to perform a particular task
directly for the user or another electronic programme. It is used
through the means of information technology or those alike.
Any electronic data or information developed by means of
information technology, showing the source of transmission,
the destination where it is transmitted, its route, time, date,
volume, and the duration and type of communications service.
All that is used to access information technology systems and
those alike to verify the user’s identity. It is part of the traffic
data and includes codes, retinal scan, facial scan, fingerprint
scan, or those alike.
The electronic card which contains a magnetic strip, a smart
chip or another means of information technology, or an
electronic application, which contains electronic data or
information and is issued by licenced authorities.
The data of the State, entities and public institutions, or
companies belonging thereto.
The process of transforming electronic data into a form with
which it is impossible to read and comprehend without
restoration to its original format.
A secret and private key(s) that belongs to a person or a
particular entity and is used for encrypting computer data by
means of figures, letters, symbols, prints or those alike.
Viewing of or access to data or information.
Unauthorised or unlawful access to information technology
systems or the electronic network.
Electronic data supplemented, attached to or connected with an
electronic transaction, and has a feature that allows to
determine the identity of the person who signed it and to
distinguish him from others for the purposes of approval of the
content of the transaction.
A programme used to create an electronic signature on a
transaction.
The electronic certificate issued forth by the Ministry or the

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