Gartner Research

Building an Effective Sensitive Data Classification and Handling Policy

Published: 22 February 2010

ID: G00173069

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor

Summary

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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