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The Department of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works has responsibilities in Radiocommunications, Electronic Signatures, Information Society and Space issues.

The Radiocommunication law assigns to the Department of Electronic Communications executive powers and responsibilities relating to frequency management and general regulation of radio, including satellite communications, as well as market surveillance of radio equipment. Also, the Department of Electronic Communications is responsible for drawing up plans for radio and television coverage. Additionally, the Department of Electronic Communications advise the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works in all matters relating to electronic communications and represent Cyprus in international organizations and committees of the European Union.

The Department of Electronic Communications has been appointed as the competent authority for the promotion and implementation of the legislative framework for electronic signatures in Cyprus (Legal Framework for Electronic Signatures and Associated Matters Law of 2004 (N.188(I)/2004)).

Also, the Department of Electronic Communications has been designated as the executive department of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works to formulate and implement a comprehensive national strategy on Information Society.

Moreover, the Department of Electronic Communications has the responsibility for the European Space Policy, including the program Galileo/EGNOS and the program GMES/Copernicus, and the relations of the Republic of Cyprus with the European Space Agency (ESA).

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