MC272885: Attachments for messages with Data Privacy Tag on Message Center

Admins may receive a link to download attachments in a message tagged as Data Privacy on Message Center (Some messages with the Data Privacy tag may not include a link to attachments). The link will download a single attachment file, or multiple files within a single zip file should multiple attachments be included in the message. The attachments will include additional information about the message and admins are encouraged to refer to attachments to gain additional insight into the described scenario. The attachments will not include any sensitive data but may be used to communicate additional information about an event impacting sensitive data. For example, attachments may include a script that admins can leverage to determine which users were affected by a given event, or files containing translatable data. Access to the download link will be governed by admin roles for Message Center and will be accessible to admins with Global Admin and Privacy Reader role only.

MC272885: Attachments for messages with Data Privacy Tag on Message Center

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft 365 suite

When this will happen

This update is expected to rollout and be generally available at the end of July.

How this will affect your organization

Message Center posts with the Data Privacy tag applied may include attachments that can also be downloaded. Attachments were not previously included on Message Center posts that had the Data Privacy tag applied. The attachments files will be in one of the following formats – .txt, .xls, .xlsx, .docx and .csv

What you need to do to prepare

No action required. You may want to update your admin documentation as necessary.

Message ID: MC272885
Published: 24 July 2021
Updated: 24 July 2021
Effective: July 26, 2021