The Law on Information, Informatisation and Information Protection (1998) regulatesthe relations arising at the formation of information resources based on creation, collection, processing, accumulation, keeping, searching, and dissemination of information. It also applies with the establishment and use of information systems, technology and means for their insurance and at the protection of data. The most important advantage of this law for the cultural sphere is the legal formulation of state policy regarding information resources – documents and arrays of documents in information systems (libraries, archives, funds, data banks, etc.) and separately existing documents in their collections.
The Law on Copyright and Related Rights (1996) protects all translations, anthologies and collective works, including computer programmes and databases.
The Law on the National Archive Fund (1999) protects a set of documents reflecting the material and spiritual life of the people, regardless of the type, place of creation and storage and form of ownership, having historical, scientific, economic, political, social and cultural value, considered an integral part of the cultural heritage of the Azerbaijani people.
The Law on the Legal Protection of Data Sets (2004) regulates legal relations arising from creating and using data compilations irrespective of their forms.
The Law on Personal Data (2010) forms personal data in the national information space. It governs the questions connected with cross-border transfer of personal data and establishes the rights and obligations of the state and local government bodies, physical persons and legal entities operating in this sphere.