The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a new guide that aims to help organisations in the public sector better manage the secure deletion of their data.
Called Information Destruction in the Public Sector and published on July 28th, the whitepaper is based on official guidance from the Cabinet Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), including the CPNI benchmark Secure Destruction of Sensitive Items.
It explains the differences between Top Secret, Secret and Official classifications for government information, as well as their respective requirements when it comes to disposing of printed and digital data.
Commenting on the publication, chairman of the BSIA Information Destruction section Adam Chandler said that data breaches can “ruin a government’s credibility as well as a private company’s reputation”.
“By adhering to the standards set by the government and referenced by the BSIA in this paper, citizens, employees, and civil servants will be better protected,” he added.
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