Microsoft 365 gets new capabilities to offer enterprises more data privacy controls

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Earlier this year, Microsoft had unveiled a number of new features for Microsoft 365 to prepare enterprises for the trends in data privacy and compliance regulations. The tech giant is further releasing updates to Microsoft 365 which will provide enterprises more control and options to strengthen their data privacy practices.

The new capabilities include controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails, data ingestion capabilities, and new compliance features in Microsoft Teams.

There is Office 365 Advanced Message Encryption which will allow admins to control encrypted emails that are shared outside the organization. They will be able to automatically expire or revoke the access to encrypted emails via a secure web portal.

For investigating security and privacy incidents like data leak or phishing attacks, Microsoft 365 is now getting data investigation capabilities. These capabilities will allow customers to search and act on at-risk sensitive data. These capabilities are currently in preview.

“For example, in the event of a data leak, you can create an investigation to search and identify impacted content or people, then delete the email messages that may contain confidential information to prevent end users from accessing the content,” explained Rudra Mitra, Partner Director of Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance, in a blog post.

To improve the workplace collaboration in Microsoft Teams, the company had recently unveiled new features including data loss prevention and information barriers. These features will help users to avoid sensitive information from unintentionally being shared or leaked.

Microsoft also brought the Advanced eDiscovery experience to general availability. Announced in January, this capability helps enterprises to perform in-place eDiscovery with Microsoft 365.

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Furthermore, Microsoft also announced some additional compliance and privacy updates, which include new features in Compliance Manager, and more options for Multi-Geo Capabilities.

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