New named entities sensitive information types (SITs) and enhanced unified policy authoring templates are now generally available. This GA release also includes support for Exchange Online workloads. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72221.
Named entities are sensitive information types (SITs) that can’t easily be identified by a regular expression or a function; these include person names, physical addresses, and medical terms & conditions. This update adds 52 new SITs representing named entities, and 10 enhanced policy templates that can be used in solutions such as DLP and auto-labeling, and cover important regulations, such as US HIPAA and EU GDPR.
When this will happen
Rollout begins in mid-April and is expected to be complete by early May.
How this will affect your organization
Named entities are sensitive information types that can’t easily be identified by a regular expression or a function. Examples include medical terms and conditions, person names, and physical addresses. This update includes 51 new generally available SITs representing named entities. You can use these within the Microsoft Purview compliance portal and with the PowerShell cmdlet “Get-DlpSensitiveInformationType”.
This update also includes 10 enhanced policy templates that have definitions which include named entities. These enhanced templates can be used in solutions such as data loss prevention (DLP) and auto-labeling, and align to important regulations such as US HIPAA and EU GDPR.
Note: The named entities public preview included Data at Rest workloads (Teams, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business). As part of the full GA release, admins will also be able to create and configure policies that contain named entities and include Exchange Online as the location.
What you need to do to prepare
Message ID: MC361276
Published: 19 April 2022
Updated: 19 April 2022