Data Classification Policies

Data classification in its simplest form is a way to identify the value of data. You achieve this by placing a label on the data. Labeling data enables people to find it quickly and handle it properly. You classify data independently of the form it takes. In other words, data stored in a computer should be classified in the same way as data printed on a report.

There is a cost to classifying data. Classifying data takes time and can be a tedious process. This is because there are many data types and uses. It’s important not to overclassify. A data classification approach must clearly and simply represent how you want the data to be handled.

When Is Data Classified or Labeled?

Classifying all data in an organization ...

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