This policy outlines the procedures and guidelines for the classification and handling of data within our organization. This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and third-party vendors who handle our data.
All data within our organization must be classified according to its sensitivity level. The following classifications are used:
Public: Data that is intended for public consumption and does not contain any sensitive information.
Internal: Data that is intended for internal use only and may contain sensitive information.
Confidential: Data that is highly sensitive and must be protected from unauthorized access or disclosure.
Data Handling Procedures
All employees, contractors, and third-party vendors must follow these procedures when handling data:
Access to data must be restricted to those who have a legitimate business need to know.
Data must be properly labeled and marked with its classification level.
Data must be securely stored when not in use.
Data must be transmitted securely when being transmitted outside of our organization.
Data must be properly disposed of when it is no longer needed.
Training and Awareness
All employees, contractors, and third-party vendors must receive training on this policy and the proper handling of data. Regular awareness campaigns will also be conducted to ensure that all personnel are aware of their responsibilities and the importance of data protection.
Compliance and Enforcement
Any violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or contract. All personnel are responsible for reporting any suspected violations of this policy to their supervisor or the designated security officer.
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