Microsoft recently highlighted its monthly round-up of updates brought to Microsoft 365. These included interactive features for PowerPoint presentations, new capabilities for Teams, and a lot more. Along with these changes, some simplified privacy protection solutions to comply with upcoming privacy policies were announced by the tech giant as well.
To start off, a new dedicated workspace is being introduced for security professionals in order to easily view and assess any potential compliance risks for their organizations. The Compliance Manager tool will be used track regulatory activities, providing a detailed score reflecting the collective compliance state of the firm and highlighting areas that need to be improved. A checklist, noting steps needed to protect data, and a list of non-compliant apps will be displayed as well.
Moving on, new Information Protection features are being added to safeguard private data. Through these, users will be able to classify certain content directly from Office apps. Various labels including "Non-Business", "General", "Highly Confidential", and others can be used to mark to sensitive content, resulting in relevant protection policies automatically being applied to it.
Advanced Data Governance is also being enhanced, with improved label analytics, a file plan manager government policy migration capabilities, and more being offered. Some new features are being brought to Advanced eDiscovery as well, including a review and redact capability to modify sensitive contents in a legal document, and the ability to communicate with legal cases-related employees.
Lastly, compliance requirements for regulated Microsoft Teams customers are being streamlined. The Supervision feature in the Security & Compliance Center can now be used to review communications efficiently in Teams channels and Exchange emails, while the offensive language model now leverages machine learning to classify and flag sensitive data more easily. Furthermore, compliance officers can monitor and audit all reviewed activities at any time.
With the introduction of these new privacy features, Microsoft is hoping that it can stay one step ahead of the "global wave" of regions that have started implementing their own privacy laws since the arrival of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read about the changes in detail by visiting the source link provided below.