Comparative Tables

The following table provides an overview of the security classification of foreign classified information and the equivalent security classification levels in Estonia.

 Estonia PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
KONFIDENTSIAALNE
(CONFIDENTIAL)
SALAJANE
(SECRET)
TÄIESTI SALAJANE
(TOP SECRET)
 NATO NATO RESTRICTED NATO CONFIDENTIAL NATO SECRET COSMIC TOP SECRET
 European Union RESTREINT UE/
EU RESTRICTED
CONFIDENTIEL UE/
EU CONFIDENTIAL
SECRET UE/
EU SECRET
TRÉS SECRET UE/
EU TOP SECRET
 Albania KONFIDENCIAL SEKRET TEPER SEKRET
 Austria EINGESCHRÄNKT VERTRAULICH GEHEIM STRENG GEHEIM
 Bulgaria ЗA CЛУЖΕБНО ПОЛЗВАНЕ ΠOBEPИTEЛHO CEKPETHO CTPOΓO CEKPETHO
 Croatia OGRANIČENO POVJERLJIVO TAJNO VRLO TAJNO
 Czech Republic VYHRAZENĖ DŮVĚRNÉ TAJNÉ PŘÍSNĚ TAJNÉ
 Cyprus ΠEPIOPIΣMEΝHΣ XPHΣHΣ EMΠІΣTEYTIKO AΠOPPHTO AKPΩΣ AΠOPPHTO
 Denmark TIL TJENSTEBRUG FORTROLIGT HEMMELIGT YDERST HEMMELIGT
 Finland KÄYTTÖ RAJOITETTU LUOTTAMUKSELLINEN SALAINEN ERITTÄIN SALAINEN
 France DIFFUSION RESTREINTE CONFIDENTIEL DEFENSE SECRET DEFENSE TRES SECRET DEFENSE
 Georgia SEZRUDULI SARGEBLOBISTVIS SAIDUMLO SRULIAD SAIDUMLO GANSAKUTREBULI MNISVNELOBIS
 Germany VS-NUR FÜR DEN DIENSTGEBRAUCH VS-VERTRAULICH GEHEIM
 Greece PERIORISMENIS CHRISSIS EMPISTEYTIKO APORRITO AKROS APORRITO
 Israel SHAMUR SODI SODI BEYOTER
 Italy RISERVATO RISERVATISSIMO SEGRETO SECRETISSIMO
 Latvia DIENESTA VAJADZĪBĀM KONFIDENCIĀLI SLEPENI SEVIŠĶI SLEPENI
 Lithuania RIBOTO NAUDOJIMO KONFIDENCIALIAI SLAPTAI VISIŠKAI SLAPTAI
 Luxembourg RESTREINT LUX CONFIDENTIEL LUX SECRET LUX TRES SECRET LUX
 Macedonia ИНТЕРНО ДОВЕРЛИВО СТРОГО ДОВЕРЛИВО ДРЖАВНА ТАJНА
 Norway BERGENSET KONFIDENSIELT HEMMELIG STRENGT HEMMELIG
 Poland ZASTRZEŹONE POUFNE TAJNE ŚCİŚLE TAJNE
 Portugal RESERVADO CONFIDENCIAL SECRETO MUITO SECRETO
 Romania SECRET DE SERVICIU SECRET STRICT SECRET STRICT SECRET DE IMPORTANŢĂ DEOSEBITĂ
 Slovakia VYHRADENĖ DÔVERNÉ TAJNÉ PRÍSNE TAJNÉ
 Slovenia INTERNO ZAUPNO TAJNO STROGO TAJNO
 Spain DIFUSIÓN LIMITADA CONFIDENCIAL RESERVADO SECRETO
 Sweden HEMLIG/
RESTRICTED
HEMLIG/
CONFIDENTIAL
HEMLIG/
SECRET
HEMLIG/
TOP SECRET
 Turkey HIZMETE ÖZEL ÖZEL GİZLİ ÇOK GİZLİ
 United Kingdom UK OFFICIAL- SENSITIVE 1 UK SECRET
 United States of America CONFIDENTIAL SECRET TOP SECRET
 Ukraine ДЛЯ СЛУЖБОГО КОРИСТУВАННЯ ТАЄМНО ЦІЛКОМ ТАЄМНО ОСОБЛИВОЇ ВАЖЛИВОСТІ

1 - As of 25 August 2017 information marked as UK OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE received from the UK unencrypted over the open internet shall be protected as Estonian information marked FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY according to Public Information Act § 43 for indefinite period.

The following table provides an overview of the level of classified information, applied by international organisations whose information Estonia is required to protect as a member of such an organisation, which corresponds the level of classified information to the respective level in Estonia.

In the given case, the level of classified information has not been directly translated but the respective levels of protective measures applicable to classified information and information with access restriction, laid down with the Estonian State Secrets and Classified Information of Foreign States Act and Public Information Act, have been compared to the respective protection levels applicable in an international organisation.

Convention/
International Organisation
Marking adopted by International Organisations Respective marking in Estonia Document serving as the basis for level of classification / remarks
OECD CONFIDENTIAL ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
Council Resolution on the Classification and Declassification of Information 10 July 1997 C(97)64/FINAL
EURATOM EURA-RESTRICTED ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
Regulation (EURATOM) No 3 Implementing Article 24 of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community
Wassenaar RESTRICTED ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
Guidelines on Confidentiality of Information in the Wassenaar Arrangement (12 Dec 1996)
CONFIDENTIAL ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
(update 13 May 2014)
Supplementary Guidelines for the Protection of Wassenaar-confidential Information;
valuation of the Wassenaar Arrangement Information System (WAIS) performed by the Estonian Security Accreditation Authority
OSCE RESTRICTED ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
Administrative Directive No 1/97 / Additional restrictions to distribution, laid down with the OSCE rules, are applicable
OPCW OPCW RESTRICTED PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
OPCW Policy on Confidentiality, 16 May 1997 / Additional restrictions to processing, laid down with the OPCW rules, are applicable
OPCW PROTECTED PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
OPCW HIGHLY PROTECTED PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
Council of Europe RESTRICTED ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
Resolution Res(2001)6 on Access to Council of Europe documents / Additional restrictions to distribution, laid down with the Res(2001)6 rules, are applicable
CONFIDENTIAL ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
SECRET ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
WTO RESTRICTED ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
General Council Draft Decision "Procedures for the Circulation and Destruction of WTO Documents" (WT/GC/W/464/Rev.1)
EUROPOL RESTREINT UE PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
COUNCIL DECISION of 6 April 2009 establishing the European Police Office art 46.
CONFIDENTIEL UE KONFIDENTSIAALNE
(CONFIDENTIAL)
SECRET UE SALAJANE
(SECRET)
TRES SECRET UE/
EU TOP SECRET
TÄIESTI SALAJANE
(TOP SECRET)
ICC RESTRICTED ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
ICC Information Protection Policy, ICC/AI/2007/001;
ICC Policy on Personnel Security Clearances, ICC/AI/2007/006.
Additional restrictions laid down with the ICC rules are applicable.
CONFIDENTIAL PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
SECRET PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
UNDER SEAL PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
NSG NSG CONFIDENTIAL ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
(since 10 Oct 2012)
"NSG Procedural Arrangement for the Nuclear Suppliers Group" NSG (07)36;
additional guidelines from the NSG POC Staff representative.
FRONTEX RESTREINT UE PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
FRONTEX Security Manual 17 March 2011
CONFIDENTIEL UE KONFIDENTSIAALNE
(CONFIDENTIAL)
SECRET UE SALAJANE
(SECRET)
TRES SECRET UE/
EU TOP SECRET
TÄIESTI SALAJANE
(TOP SECRET)
ICTY CONFIDENTIAL ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
Instructions from the ICTY POC Staff representative.
Secretary-General´s bulletins:
Information sensitivity, classification and handling ST/SGB/2007/6
International Criminal Tribunals: information sensitivity, classification, handling and access ST/SGB/2012/3.
AG AG-IN-CONFIDENCE ASUTUSESISESEKS KASUTAMISEKS
(FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY)
Instructions from the AG POC Staff representative.
AG CONFIDENTIAL PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
AG SECRET KONFIDENTSIAALNE
(CONFIDENTIAL)
CCEB RESTRICTED PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
 
CONFIDENTIAL KONFIDENTSIAALNE
(CONFIDENTIAL)
UN CONFIDENTIAL PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)
  ST/SGB/2007/6, 12.02.2007 Secretary General´s bulletin, Information sensitivity, classification and handling.
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL PIIRATUD
(RESTRICTED)