Information under protection
Starting on 1 June, all created documents must include a security classification
he newly introduced Group standard aims to protect information in terms of confidentiality. As a result, the e-document templates in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint have been updated. The following overview will show you the rules for classifying documents in MS Office. RED
It applies to information that, if it fell into unauthorised hands, could prevent the company from meeting its goals in the long term. Therefore, it is subject to strict monitoring. A breach of confidentiality could result in a significant loss of customers, damaged reputation and massive deployment of a large number of people to repair the damage.
Examples: medical diagnosis data, camouflage information for specific models
This classification is to be selected for documents whose disclosure to unauthorised persons could threaten product and project goals. Therefore, only a limited circle of eligible people should have access to them. Should such information leak to the public, measurable consequences can be expected, such as a loss of customers or a drop in sales.
Examples: budget plans, personal data on wages, roles and authorisations, audit reports
This category includes information that is used for the carmaker’s internal needs and is not publicly available. In the case of a breach of confidentiality, there is a risk of mild consequences. Internal documents can only be provided to those who need them to perform their tasks.
Examples: glossary, business e-mail addresses, department presentations, IT security rules
It is information that the carmaker makes available to the media or publishes on the Internet. The publication or distribution of such classified documents must follow the rules of the relevant technical departments and requires the consent of the GK – Communications department.
Examples: press releases, product catalogue for customers
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Rules for classifying other types of documents not included in the predefined templates are being prepared. You will find them later on the information website.