Gartner Research

Building an Effective Sensitive Data Classification and Handling Policy

Published: 22 February 2010

ID: G00173069

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor


Organizations continue to struggle with sensitive data classification and handling. Building an effective sensitive data classification policy requires balance between business need and business reality.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Basic Data Classification Policy
  • Developing Classification Categories
  • Basic Classification Responsibilities
    • 1.1 Employee Responsibilities
    • 1.2 Management Responsibilities
    • 1.3 Information Owner Responsibilities
    • 1.4 Legal Department Responsibilities
    • 1.5 Records Management Department Responsibility
    • 1.6 Ethics and Compliance Department Responsibility
  • Basic Handling Requirements
  • Addressing Rollout Challenges

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