Records and information are important assets of the United Nations, and sound procedures for the protection of the information sensitivity and security are critical for the proper management of the Organization’s records. Information sensitivity relates to the level of confidentiality of the information within the United Nations.
The appropriate handling of sensitive information is crucial to the success of the Organization and its operations throughout the world. Information security relates to the protection of the information, including access controls. Information security also ensures that the information is available when needed and that its integrity is maintained, i.e., that it is not altered or inappropriately disclosed.
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