The Archive Placement Act

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The Archive Placement Act
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date enacted22 June 2012
Date repealed22 August 2012
Legislative history
Introduced on26 May 2012
Introduced byAvaerilon
Voting began8 June 2012
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results6 Yea, 1 Nay, 1 Abstain[1]
Repealing legislation
Second Constitution
Status: Repealed

The Archive Place Act intends to establish a protocol for dealing with archiving threads in an appropriate manner, to make it easy for members to access information without compromising regional security. The Act also establishes a due process for the archiving of information that might be politically sensitive.[2]

Section 1: To define and categorise types of threads

1.1 Threads that include no detailed information that should not be viewed by nations outside of the SLU (i.e. Non-Member States), and pose no security risk as defined by the Ministry of Defence, are hereby known as “Public Threads” (PTs).
1.2. Threads that contain information which could compromise the safety of the region (e.g. judicial proceedings, security discussions), as defined by the Ministry of Defence, are hereby known as “Members-Only Threads” (MOTs).
1.3. Threads that originate from the Cabinet of the SLU that contain information which is deemed “politically sensitive” by the Cabinet (based on a simple majority vote), that would probably be better being kept away from other nations for fear of miscommunication, misinterpretation and the causing of offence, are hereby known as “Cabinet Classified Threads” (CCTs).

Section 2: To establish the final destinations of these threads as listed above

2.1. PTs are to be sent to the “Public Archive” (re-naming the “Open Archive”), where any nation can view them at any given time.
2.2. MOTs are to be sent to the “Members-Only Archive” (re-naming the “Secure Archive”), where only member nations can view the threads.
2.3. CCTs are to be sent to the “Secure Cabinet Archive” (to be created dependent upon the successful passage of this bill), where only cabinet ministers can access the threads
2.3.1. This archive is to be password-protected with a secure password that is only privy to cabinet members
2.3.2. The password will be changed upon a cabinet minister leaving their duties
2.3.3. To alleviate concerns about topics created during past administrations that may be detrimental for future cabinet members to read, separate sub-boards will be created for each administration’s CCTs, with the password for each one only revealed to nations who were ministers during the time of the appropriate administration.
2.3.4. Threads marked as CCTs will be declassified after 365 days (one year) after having been placed in the Secure Cabinet Archive, being placed in the Members-Only Archive for all regional members to be able to freely view.

Section 3: To clarify the protocol for archiving threads into the appropriate destinations

3.1. Each minister is responsible for the section of the forum they moderate; therefore threads from their administered areas can be archived by the minister, or by the deputy minister with permission from the minister
3.1.1. No minister may archive threads from a section of the forum moderated by another
3.1.2. If both a minister and their deputy are absent/inactive, the Minister of Domestic Affairs is granted permission to archive the threads, until such a time as the appropriate nations have returned
3.2. Threads that have not been accessed for over a week may be considered ready for archiving
3.3. However, it is acknowledged that some threads are inactive for longer periods of time; therefore, it is generally up to the discretion of the minister to decide when a thread is ready to be archived
3.4. The ministers should be able to determine where their threads are best-suited to archiving
3.5. If they are in any doubt, they should bring it to the attention of their fellow ministers in the cabinet section
3.6. Threads deemed appropriate for archive in the Secure Cabinet Archive will be discussed in the cabinet and action will be agreed based on a simple majority vote held by members with voting rights
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