Introducing Microsoft 365 Privacy Management, which simplifies the difficulty.

The regulation landscape of data privacy is more complicated than ever. With new laws emerging in China and India, changes in Europe and the United Kingdom, and now 26 different laws across the United States, staying ahead of regulations may seem tough.

Privacy Management for Microsoft 365: Introduction

Microsoft 365 Privacy Management is now publicly available to help businesses protect personal data and create a privacy-resilient workplace. Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 provides automatic end-to-end visibility of privacy issues at scale, cheers to role-based access controls and data that is de-identified by default.


  1. Identify critical privacy risks and conflicts: Finding where personal data is stored, especially in an unstructured setting, is one of the most difficult aspects of protecting privacy. Most businesses still rely on inefficient and costly manual processes to maintain data inventory and mapping, mostly via email, spreadsheets, and in-person communication. By employing data classification and user mapping expertise, Privacy Management automatically and continuously assists clients in discovering where and how much private data is stored in their Microsoft 365 environments. An aggregated view of an organization’s privacy posture is viewable, including the amount, type, and location of private data, as well as associated privacy risks and trends over time.
  2. Automate privacy operations and response to subject rights requests: Privacy Management correlates data signals across the Microsoft 365 suite of solutions to provide actionable insights that enable privacy administrators to automate privacy policies using an out-of-the-box template—data transfers, data minimization, data overexposure, and subject-rights request management—or create a custom policy to meet an organization’s unique needs.
  3. Empower employees to make smart data handling decisions: You must educate your employees on how to handle data responsibly in order to create a privacy-resilient culture. Administrators may automate privacy regulations and protect sensitive data with the help of Privacy Management, which provides insights and contexts. Furthermore, data owners are offered recommended actions, training, and suggestions to help them make wise data-handling decisions, removing the need to choose between privacy and productivity.


Figure 1: Overview dashboard showcasing privacy risks and trends.

It’s a journey to achieve privacy.

Customers can purchase Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 as an add-on to their Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription. You can use the free 90-day trial to get started with Privacy Management. Get more information by mailing us at


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