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sensitive information

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Information where the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access or modification could adversely affect the national interest or the conduct of federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under 5 U.S.C. Section 552a (the Privacy Act); that has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Sensitive Information CNSSI 4009 - Adapted

  Information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to or modification of, that could adversely affect the national interest or the conduct of federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under 5 U.S.C. Section 552a (the Privacy Act), but that has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-150 under Sensitive Information NISTIR 7298 Rev. 2

  See controlled unclassified information (CUI). Note: The term sensitive information as well as others such as For Official Use Only (FOUO) and Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) will no longer be used upon implementation of 32 CFR 2002.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  Sensitive but unclassified information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-175B Rev. 1 under Sensitive (information)