SRI intelligence gathering activities are also carried out using technical secret sources. SRI resorts to aforementioned methods only under exceptional circumstances and after having exhausted all other specific means and methods.
The use of such sources entails a limitation in exercising certain civic rights and freedoms, and is performed only under the legal provisions in force, with the observance of the Romanian Constitution.
SRI is authorized to hold and employ adequate means for obtaining, checking, processing, and storing intelligence on national security according to Law no. 14/1992 on the organization and functioning of SRI.
Under stipulated conditions, specialized intelligence officers gather data by means of direct monitoring of the targets, communications interception or other surveillance methods.
One of our main concerns is the strict protection of the personal data of all citizens coming in contact with the individuals targeted by the intelligence activity.