Protect your Microsoft 365 Collaboration Spaces with Sensitivity Labels

We often think of applying Sensitivity Labels to content we work with every day like emails and documents to both protect those items as well as to inform recipients of their sensitivity and care with which they should be handled.

We’ve also been able to apply Sensitivity Labels to collaboration spaces such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites, and more recently as a default to SharePoint Document Libraries. Many are still discovering this is an option – they’re learning about how Sensitivity Labels on Teams, Sites and Libraries are different and how they can help automatically enforce data protection policies. Lets look into how we can better protect our collaboration spaces in Microsoft 365 with Purview Sensitivity Labels.

Prepare for Sensitivity Labels in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites

When you configure a Sensitivity Label in Microsoft Purview Information Protection, you can select to apply them to Microsoft Teams or SharePoint Sites in order to automatically enforce Data protection policies on those collaboration spaces. Today we’re going to look at the steps you need to take for this option to be available when you want to apply Sensitivity Labels to your Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites.