Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Archives Degree of Confidentiality


- 2017/08/24

The Archives Degree of Confidentiality:

The confidentiality of the documents is determined by the discretion of the person responsible for them according to their importance. However, we present some general principles that may be used when developing a method to specify the degree of confidentiality.

  1. Confidential:

It is given to the documents relating to individuals such as confidential reports, investigation results, as well as the documents falling within the scope of work of the departments and units.

  1. Very Confidential:

It is given to the documents relating to the issues whose confidentiality disclosure would harm the public interest of the institution or the unit materially or morally, and affect its reputation and mental image.

  1. Extremely Confidential:

It applies to the documents relating to the issues whose confidentiality disclosure would harm the interests of the institution, and affect its fate and existence such as the military, security and political issues, and the secrets of inventions.

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