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Unifying Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 Apps and Services

The new unified experience allows admins prevent data loss across Office 365 apps and services as well as to view DLP policy reports in a single location. In addition, DLP data delivered with the Activity Management API has new enhancements.

With new Unified policy creation, admins can now create a single Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy that covers Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business as part of a new update in the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center.

The team notes, these changes don’t impact any existing policies created via EAC, and still you’ll be able to create new email DLP policies in the EAC.

Unified reporting enable to view reports through a single location for DLP policies across Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

DLP events data from Office 365 in the Activity Management API are available through third-party tools, such as a security information and event management (SIEM) system—will contain same data as the alerts generated in Office 365 to notify IT admins when a DLP event occurs.

This data requires separate permissions in Azure AD called, “Read DLP policy events including detected sensitive data,” which an admin can grant.

The team notes that DLP will further bring new functionality—such as the ability to create custom sensitive types for unified DLP polices and a simplified DLP administrative experience.

Office 365 DLP Policy

Report that shows DLP policies matches from Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

Lastly, in an official tweet, Microsoft has announced the launch of the Office Insider Program for those on iOS.

The Office Insider is already available since late 2015, for Android, Mac and for Windows 10 Mobile since the first half of 2016.

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