Number:  A00002
Creation Date:  2011-11-08
Effective Date:  2017-03-01
Last Reviewed:  2021-09-01
Version:  3.2
Scheduled Review Date: 2022-08-01
Security Classification:  Public
Status:  Approved


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This standard describes four levels of security classifications that Ministries must apply to data and information. Appropriately classifying data and information is the first step in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, trustworthiness, availability, and protection of privacy of data and information.

This standard aligns with the Government of Canada's information security classification scheme, and enables better data and information sharing practices across jurisdictions.

Keywords: Data and Information Security Classification Standard, Security Levels, Security Classification, Information Protection, Confidential Levels, Information Management, Classification Levels, Protected, Data Security Classification