Information classification at the EIB
The EIB Group acknowledges the importance of the information that we handle, including information that we receive from and send to our clients, partners and suppliers.
At the EIB, we categorise internally-held documents and information according to four classification levels, which you can see displayed in documents or e-mails from the Bank. This classification serves to formalise the different levels of protection in order to control the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.
Information for general public
Authorised information (default classification level)
Highly sensitive information
EIB counterparties are equally encouraged to protect the information received from the EIB and to apply basic security principles when handling EIB information.
The internal classification serves to install best practices within the EIB and vis-à-vis its clients, partners and suppliers.
It is reminded that publication and disclosure to a member of the public of EIB documents and information is regulated by the EIB Group Transparency Policy. The EIB Group also makes available a Guidance Note for promoters and partners on the EIB Group’s Transparency Policy.