Information classification, labelling and handling guidelines

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The NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines have been developed to help agencies correctly assess the sensitivity or security of information, so that the information can be labelled, used, handled, stored and disposed of correctly.

The Guidelines have been developed to enable agencies:

  • to understand how to assess NSW Government information and data to determine if: 
    • the information is OFFICIAL or UNOFFICIAL 
    • the information is sensitive, the reason for the sensitivity and which Dissemination Limiting Marker (DLM) to apply
    • a security classification must be applied and selecting which one to apply
  • to understand the labelling of information and data received from the Australian Government and how to handle this information in accordance to the label. 

These guidelines supersede the 2015 guidelines. 

 

Download the guidelines

Click here to download a PDF copy of the Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines

Note: The Australian Government has introduced a new caveat ‘NATIONAL CABINET’ commencing 1st December 2020. Information about this caveat will be added soon to the recently updated NSW Government Information Classification, Labelling and Handling Guidelines.

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