Understanding Government Data: ‘Sensitive’ vs. ‘classified’

“sensitive” is not a meaningful term.

there is Unclassified – which is the vast majority of government data

the “Classified” category of information is that which would cause harm if released

there is Protected A, B and C – for people or investigations

There is Secret – national or regional interest

then Top Secret – national security

All of which is about Government Data and not the party which is Government of the Day.

Political Parties are not the Government – they are temporary workers after all.

Canada Government information in the news:


Policy Review:



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also “personal and confidential” is not a government classification either.

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