Non-National Security Information (Definition)

Any official information asset that requires increased protection and does not meet the definition of national security information. Most often this will be information about: Government or agency business, whose compromise could affect the governments capacity to make decisions or operate, the publics confidence in government, the stability of the market place and so on; Commercial interests, whose compromise could affect the competitive process and provide the opportunity for unfair advantage; Law enforcement operations, whose compromise could hamper or render useless crime prevention strategies or particular investigations or adversely affect personal safety; or Personal information that is required to be protected under the provisions of the Government’s Information Privacy Principles (IS42), the Public Records Act 2002, or other legislation.

Last Reviewed: 11 January 2018