Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

CUI Category: Protective Order

Banner Marking for Specified Authorities: CUI//SP-LPROT

Banner Marking for Basic Authorities: CUI

Category Description: Stipulation that certain information that would normally fall under discovery rules will not be disclosed for specifically stated reason.
Category Marking: LPROT
Alternative Banner Marking for Basic Authorities: CUI//LPROT
Banner Format and Marking Notes:

Banner Format:

CUI//Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control


Marking Notes:

  • The CUI Control Marking may consist of either the word “CONTROLLED” or the acronym “CUI”, depending on agency policy.
  • Category marking is optional when marking Basic CUI unless required by agency policy. Example: CUI//Limited Dissemination Control.
  • Category Marking preceded by "SP-" is required when marking Specified CUI. Example: CUI//SP-Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Whether CUI is Basic or Specified is determined by the applicable Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority for a given instance of CUI.
  • Separate multiple Category Markings by a single forward slash (/) and list Category Markings alphabetically. Example: CUI//Category Marking A/Category Marking B//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Category Markings for Specified CUI precede Category Markings for Basic CUI. Example: CUI//SP-Category Marking/Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Separate multiple Limited Dissemination Controls by a single forward slash (/). Example: CUI//Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control/Limited Dissemination Control
  • Reference 32 CFR 2002.20, CUI Marking Handbook, Limited Dissemination Controls and individual agency policy for additional and specific marking guidelines




Notes for Safeguarding, Dissemination and Sanction Authorities:

  • CUI Specified authorities include specific handling practices that differ from general CUI requirements. For Specified authorities, reference individual Safeguarding/Dissemination control citations for distinct requirements
  • Whether CUI is Basic or Specified is determined by the applicable Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority for that CUI.
  • Each "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" citation links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy authorizing the control of that information as CUI.
  • Each "Sanctions" authority links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy that includes penalties for CUI misuse of CUI for the associated "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" on the same line.
Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority Basic or
Banner Marking Sanctions
15 USC 57b-2 Specified CUI//SP-LPROT 15 USC 57b-2(c)(3)
19 USC 1677f(g) Basic CUI 19 USC 1677f(f)(3)-(6)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(c) Basic CUI  
10 CFR 2.1010(b)(6) Specified CUI//SP-LPROT  
18 CFR 385.410(c)(6) Basic CUI  
29 CFR 2200.52(e) Specified CUI//SP-LPROT  
46 CFR 502.201(i) Specified CUI//SP-LPROT  
19 CFR 210.34  Specified CUI//SP-LPROT  
19 CFR 210.39  Specified CUI//SP-LPROT  
19 USC 1333(h) Specified CUI//SP-LRPOT  



Authority links are updated based on regular re-publication of the United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations, and the CUI Registry maintenance schedule.