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MC355212: Microsoft Information Protection: Updates to Sensitive Information Types (SITs) definitions

In our continued efforts to improve the accuracy of out-of-the-box sensitive information types (SITs), we will be updating the definition of five existing SITs for better accuracy and to stay updated with the latest definition published by relevant authorities.

MC355212: Microsoft Information Protection: Updates to Sensitive Information Types (SITs) definitions

When this will happen

Rollout will begin in mid-April and is expected to be complete by end of April.

How this will affect your organization

The following SITs definitions are being updated as follows:

Slovakia passport number

  • The new definition will look for:
    • Existing pattern – One letter followed by 7 digits
    • Additional pattern – Two letters followed by 6/7 digits

U.S. driver’s license number

  • Added a case insensitive keyword “DLN” to the low confidence pattern

Hong Kong identity card (HKID) number

  • Added support for following additional pattern: Optional space before check digit

Singapore national registration identity card (NRIC) number

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number

  • Updated the definition as per the latest patterns issued by Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Reference: DEA number – Wikipedia

What you need to do to prepare

No action is needed. Your existing policies (including DLP policies) need not be changed.

Learn more

Message ID: MC355212
Published: 09 April 2022
Updated: 09 April 2022

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