Microsoft simplifies data privacy in Microsoft 365 with new features

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Microsoft has announced a series of new features to improve its privacy controls for Microsoft 365 users and simplify its data privacy policy. That’s what IT Pro says.

The new features include options to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails. There are also data research capabilities and new compliance features in Microsoft Teams. The new options appear almost a year after the European privacy law GDPR came into force.

“Privacy and compliance professionals are playing an increasingly strategic role within organisations”, says Rudra Mitra, partner director of security and compliance. “As data continues to grow exponentially and cross organisational boundaries, our priority is to provide your teams with the right tools to maintain control and manage the risks of data wherever it resides.

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Microsoft also announced two services in January to help companies meet their privacy, compliance and security goals more easily. These are the Microsoft 365 Security Center and Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.

These workspaces should enable security and compliance teams to have centralized management for all Microsoft 365 services. This combines Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) with various Azure options.

In addition, on 1 February this year, two new subscriptions were added to Microsoft 365 that are aimed at users who are not interested in the E5 bundle, but who would like to make use of certain security and compliance functions in that bundle. These are Microsoft 365 Identity & Threat Protection, which combines Microsoft Threat Protection with Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory, and Microsoft 365 Information Protection & Compliance.

In Microsoft 365 Information Protection & Compliance Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Compliance is combined on Azure Information Protection. The packages cost $12 and $10 per user per month, respectively.

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