3.2 Access to and Protection of Confidential Information
Sub-working groups of the DSSA-WG may need to access sensitive or
proprietary information in order for the DSSA-WG to do its work. Thus,
measures may need to be established to access and protect confidential or
proprietary information. The following procedures are an exception to the
standards for transparency and accountability and only apply in cases where
members of the aforementioned sub-working groups of the DSSA-WG need to
access and to protect confidential information:
· In certain cases under this exception, in order to ensure access to and
protection of confidential or proprietary information, sub-working groups’
members of the DSSA-WG will be asked to sign a Formal Affirmation of
Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure (See Annex B). In addition, the
sub-working groups’ members of the DSSA-WG may be required to sign a
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for a specific project or issue.
· No formal Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is required for membership in
the DSSA-WG; and
· A separate email distribution list that is not publicly accessible may be
established only to include the sub-working groups’ members who have signed
a Non-Disclosure Agreement applicable to that specific project or issue.
The working group is working found it necessary to refine this a bit . Here is a list of documents that have been developed and eventually developed a memo outlining our approach to handling confidential information. Here are links to the final version of that memo:
Here are links to intermediate draft documents that were posted during that process of refinement:
Mikey completely fell down on the job and forgot to post intermediate drafts of the Guidelines, until we arrived at the "consensus" version on the 3-May, 2012 teleconference. Sorry about that.