||When shall it be used?
||How may it be shared?
|Sources use TLP: RED when information cannot be effectively acted upon by additional parties, and could lead to impacts on a party’s privacy, reputation, or operations if misused.
||Recipients are not allowed to share TLP: RED information with any parties outside of the specific exchange, meeting, or conversation in which it is originally disclosed.
||Sources use TLP: AMBER when information requires support to be effectively acted upon, but carries risks to privacy, reputation, or operations if shared outside of the organizations involved.
||Recipients are allowed to share TLP: AMBER information only with members of their own organization who need to know, and only as widely as necessary to act on that information..
||Sources use TLP: GREEN when information is useful for the awareness of all participating organizations as well as with peers within the broader community or sector.
||Recipients are allowed to share TLP: GREEN information with peers and partner organizations within their sector or community, but not via publicly accessible channels.
||Sources use TLP: WHITE when information carries minimal or no foreseeable risk of misuse, in accordance with applicable rules and procedures for public release.
||TLP: WHITE information can be distributed without restriction, subject to copyright controls.
Traffic Light Protocol
Traffic Light Protocol: rules adopted to classify confidentiality of information and limitation on sharing the tagged information.