SUS04-BP01 Implement a data classification policy - AWS Well-Architected Framework (2022-03-31)

SUS04-BP01 Implement a data classification policy

Classify data to understand its significance to business outcomes. Use this information to determine when you can move data to more energy-efficient storage or safely delete it.

Level of risk exposed if this best practice is not established: Low

Implementation guidance

  • Determine requirements for the distribution, retention, and deletion of your data.

  • Use tagging on volumes and objects to record the metadata that’s used to determine how it’s managed, including data classification.

  • Periodically audit your environment for untagged and unclassified data, and classify and tag the data appropriately.


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