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Sep 14, 2022 12:00 AM

How to secure and protect files in SharePoint using sensitivity labels

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Sensitivity labels from Microsoft Purview Information Protection let you classify and protect your organization's data while making sure that user productivity and their ability to collaborate isn't hindered.

To apply sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 (Teams, SharePoint, Files….), users must be signed in with their Microsoft 365 work or school account.

Let's see how to apply sensitivity labels to SharePoint Document libraries and current limitations.

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How to secure data in Microsoft 365 with Sensitivity Labels

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to protect and classify data in Microsoft 365. Sensitivity labels allow you to secure data encrypting documents, emails, Microsoft 365 Groups, and SharePoint Sites, especially in those cases where you deal with confidential documents. In this tutorial, I walk you through every step to enable, create and configure properly sensitivity labels.


Use sensitivity labels to protect content in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 groups, and SharePoint sites

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