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Protectively marking and handling sensitive and security classified information

The Australian Government information security management guidelines—Protectively marking and handling sensitive and security classified information and material provides guidance on the protective marking and handling of sensitive and security classified information.

This includes security classified information, information bearing dissemination limiting markers (DLM) and applying caveats.

These guidelines cover:

  • procedures for applying protective markings:
    • overall protective marking
    • paragraph protective markings
    • protective marking titles
    • marking attachments and coverings
    • applying caveat markings
    • marking Cabinet documents
    • marking media other than documents
  • information handling procedures:
    • control and registry systems
    • physical file requirements for hard copy information
    • production and reproduction of documents
    • removal of protectively marked information from agency premises
    • transfer of protectively marked information
    • destruction of protectively marked information.

The guidelines are available to download below:

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