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DFSI-2015-01 NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines

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Identifier: DFSI-2015-01
Status: Active
Title: DFSI-2015-01 NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines
Author: Department of Finance and Services

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Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

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Department of Finance, Services and Innovation Circular
Identifier:
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DFSI-2015-01 NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines

Description

The NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines provide assistance for agencies to identify the confidentiality requirements of their information assets, apply suitable protective markings and handle that information appropriately. 

The NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines provide assistance for agencies to identify the confidentiality requirements of their information assets, apply suitable protective markings and handle that information appropriately.

Function and Subject

Information and Communications Technology

Security

Information Management

Standards

Detailed Outline

The NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines (the Guidelines):

  • provide a consistent and structured approach to the classification and labelling of sensitive information to be used by all NSW agencies

  • allow for integration between the existing sensitive information labels in NSW and the information security classification markings used by the Commonwealth

  • assist agencies in identifying security classified or sensitive information, and in applying appropriate markings to this information

  • clarify where classification and labelling systems overlap encourage better practices in protective security procedures by all NSW agencies

    The Guidelines support the implementation of NSW Government Digital Information Security Policy, issued under OFS Circular C2015-05, which establishes the digital information security requirements for the NSW public sector.

    A range of tools and resources are available through the NSW Government ICT Strategy website that provide additional assistance in the classification, labelling and handling of information, including:

  • an electronic training module

  • a user-friendly, web-based app

  • a ‘memory jogger’ reference document that summarises the key points of the Guidelines

Overview

Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

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

AR Details

Date Issued
Aug 17, 2015
Review Date
Aug 17, 2016
Replaces
DFS-C2013-05-Information Classification and Labelling Guidelines
Replaced By

Contacts

Contact
Circulars.ICT@finance.nsw.gov.au
Phone
(02) 9372 8132
Publishing Entity
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Issuing Entity
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Internal Reference (BN15/1287)