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Data Classification Handling Policy Template

Download the Data Classification Policy Template to establish a framework for classifying your organization’s data based on its level of sensitivity, value and criticality to your organization as required by the Information Security Policy.

Use this guide to:

  • Create your own policy
  • Define your data classification
  • Mitigate operational risk

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Data Classification & Handling Policy Template Overview

This Policy applies to all employees, contractors, and third parties doing business with your organization authorized to access your organization’s data.

This policy document includes:

  • Overview
  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Data Classification
  • Data Collections
  • Reclassification
  • Calculating Classification
  • Related Standards, Policies, and Processes
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How to Use the Data Classification & Handling Policy Template

Data classification, in the context of information security, is the classification of data based on its level of sensitivity and the impact to your organization should that data be disclosed, altered, or destroyed without authorization. The classification of data helps determine what baseline security controls are appropriate for safeguarding that data.

This template is 9 pages long and contains an auto-fill feature for fast completion.

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