Protected A information at a corps or squadron
Electronic management Protected A information at a corps/squadron
What is Protected A Information? Information is one that, if compromised, may harm an individual’s reputation and cause personal embarrassment or psychological hardship.
Examples of Protected A information: race, date of birth, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, health card number, personal contact information and addresses, service number, cadet information number etc.
The protection of information against unauthorized disclosure is imperative to us, as a government organization, especially as we deal with youth.
Examples of consequences are cyberbullying, identity theft, discrimination, unsolicited contacts or visits, etc.
Acceptable practices at the Corps/Sqn level are:
- Send and receive protected A information from/to DND emails @forces.gc.ca or @cadets.gc.ca
- Save protected A information on CCO Net
- Save protected A information on CCO Net asset
Not acceptable practices at the Corps/Sqn level are:
- Send and receive protected A information from/to my personal email account
- Save protected A on my personal device
- Save protected A on a personal USB drive
- Share protected A on social media
- Collect protected A through a locally developed or acquired web form
Tip: You can often reduce the sensitivity of information by removing certain fields. For instance, do you need the phone numbers and the CIN in a list of attendance that circulates among cadets?
Did you know? You can share protected A information with parents/guardians about their child, if they consent to it, and if you use your @cadets.gc.ca email to send and receive such information.
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