The organization shall maintain a list of data sets contained in the data stores it manages.
The documentation shall include at least the following information:
Data classification can be used to give data processors a quick view of how critical data is and how data should be processed and protected.
The data categories used and the corresponding security levels are defined. The category of information is defined by analyzing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information in question, as well as any other requirements. Each level is given a clear and descriptive name.
Data classifications can be, for example, the following:
CONFIDENTIAL paper information may require e.g. the following protections:
CONFIDENTIAL electronic information may require e.g. the following protections:
The dataset owners (or the owners of the related information asset, such as a data store or data system) are responsible for the classifications of the datasets and the correspondence of the classification to the definitions of the classes.
The owner updates the data classification over the life cycle of the asset according to variations in its value, sensitivity, and criticality.
An owner is assigned to each data set. The owner is responsible for the life cycle of the information asset and is responsible for performing the management tasks related to that asset.
The owner's duties include e.g.:
The owner can delegate some of the tasks, but the responsibility remains with the owner.