Privacy Studies in Information Systems ( Information Classification)

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					Privacy Studies in Information Systems
Information Classification: Information that an organization produces must be classified according
to the organizations sensitivity to its loss or disclosure. Information loss can have an impact on a
business globally as well as its line operational levels. There are several reasons for classifying
information.

      To demonstrate an organizations commitment to security protections
      To help identify which information is the most sensitive to an organization
      To support the tenets of confidentiality, integrity and availability as it pertains to data.
      To help identify which protections apply to which information
      To meet possible requirements for regulatory, compliance and legal reasons.

Many organizations have their distinct classification levels; NATO for example, uses the following
classifications:

      NATO Unclassified (NU): This is usually information that is not safeguarded against
       disclosure, but must be safeguarded against tampering, destruction or loss due to record
       value, utility, waste etc. This information is easily available on both internal (intranet) and
       external (public website) storage systems.
      NATO Restricted (NR): This information through unauthorized disclosure could be expected
       to cause damage to NATO’s security. This information is protected and stored in a well
       guarded systems repository.
      NATO Confidential (NC): This information through unauthorized disclosure could be
       expected to cause damage to NATO’s security. This information is protected and stored in a
       well guarded systems repository. This information is also protected and stored in a well
       guarded systems repository.
      NATO Secret (NS): This information through unauthorized d
				
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Description: This research article gives the reader insight into what document classification entails highlighting notable topics in introduction to classification ( why and who should have their documents classified) classification criteria , classification policy and examples of how classification can affect an organization depicting key concepts.This article is primarily prepared for anyone trying to teach classification in any related discipline.
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