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Department of Customer Service

Type:
Department of Customer Service Circular
Identifier:
DCS-2020-07
Status:
Active

DCS-2020-07 NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines

Description

NSW Government agencies are expected to classify, label and handle their information according to the NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines.

Function and Subject

Information Management (1)
Standards

Detailed Outline

The NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide guidance to NSW agencies on:

  • how to correctly assess the sensitivity or security classification of information they hold;

  • how to label this information; and

  • how to manage this information according to the label.

They align with the Australian Government's Protective Security Policy Framework with respect to information security for sensitive and classified information.

The NSW Cyber Security Policy mandates that NSW Government agencies must adhere to the requirements of the Guidelines, and as part of this mandatory reporting, clusters and agencies must clearly outline the level of maturity in accordance with the Cyber Security Policy. In doing so, it is expected agencies will report the extent their processes and systems are being implemented and/or upgraded to comply with the guidelines.

More Information:

The Guidelines are available at https://data.nsw.gov.au/data-policy-projects.

Overview

Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

Departments
Executive agencies related to Departments
Separate agencies
Statutory Authorities/Bodies

AR Details

Date Issued
Dec 14, 2020
Review Date
Dec 14, 2021
Replaces
Replaced By

Contacts

Contact
datansw@customerservice.nsw.gov.au
Phone
13 77 88
Publishing Entity
Department of Customer Service
Issuing Entity
Department of Customer Service