The Authorities (統治局, Tōchikyoku), also known as the Governing Agency, Governors, and Controllers, is the faction in charge of protecting the Netsphere. They are similar to Safeguards, but share different and often conflicting goals. They want to prevent the chaotic growth of the Megastructure caused by the Builders, and seek a human with Net Terminal Genes as Killy does. Because of this, they often aid Killy against the Safeguards and Cyborgs.
The Authorities can only act on the orders given to them by a human with Net Terminal Genes.