Webmasters must apply the following criteria to reduce the risk of sensitive information from being made widely available on Europa websites.
The criteria should be applied to whatever media is used (text file, picture, movie) and concerns all the information published directly by the Commission services as well as indirectly by service providers/partners.
Do not publish
An editorial workflow has been built into the Content Management Systems of the European Commission website and the interinstitutional EU website. This workflow allows site owners more control over their web content by providing them with a mechanism to create, review and validate content before it is published.
DG Communication strongly recommends that a similar pre-publication mechanism and workflow be built into any new website created by a European Commission department. This will allow for greater control over content before its publication as well as go towards ensuring that any potentially sensitive information will be automatically reviewed and validated before its release.
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Europa Web Communication
The Europa Web Guide is the official rulebook for the European Commission's web presence, covering editorial, legal, technical, visual and contractual aspects.
All European Commission web sites must observe the rules and guidelines it contains.
Web practitioners are invited to observe its contents and keep abreast of updates. More information about the web guide.