GlossaryA B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z
See Electronic information.
Information is decision useful when it assists users to make good decisions or informs the development of advice to decision-makers. To be decision-useful, the information needs to be high-quality, timely, and accurate.
Declassification is the process for reviewing the protective marking on information with the objective of removing or downgrading classifications to facilitate the public release of information.
Deed of Confidentiality
An undertaking by an individual to comply with confidentiality obligations.
A person authorised by another person to act on their behalf. In most cases, a delegate is a senior person authorised to act on an agency head’s behalf.
Denial of service
Deliberate compromise of availability of information technology systems.
Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
Planning and implementation of procedures for the recovery of essential systems that have a significant impact on an agency’s ability to deliver its key outcomes. DRPs may be the first part of a business continuity plan.
In the context of information and records, disposal means the decision-making processes for retaining, transferring or destroying information and records.
Anything on which information is recorded by any means, including words, symbols, images or electro-magnetic impressions.
The use of two unused opaque envelopes (an inner and an outer envelope) to help protect protectively marked information in transit from unauthorised access and, in the event of unauthorised access, provide evidence of this to the recipient.
Designated Security Assessment Position
An alarm that enables people to call for a security or police presence in response to a threatening incident.