Previously I provided instructions on how to create a sensitivity label scoped to your sites and groups. In this short post, I’ll demonstrate how one apply sensitivity labels to sites, Groups, and Teams in Microsoft 365. I’ll present the before and after effects that applying the sensitivity label has on your sites. I’ll also show you how site sensitivity labels can help ensure content that isn’t supposed to be within the site is flagged automatically for you.
Creating a sensitivity label for Groups and Sites is a relatively new feature within Microsoft 365 compliance. This feature allows sensitivity control to be applied to features in M365 that are backed by a Microsoft 365 Group (Teams and SharePoint sites) and SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Currently, the feature is not enabled by default. It needs to be enabled. Check out “Enable Sensitivity Labels in Microsoft 365 Groups and SharePoint Sites“. In this post, I’ll cover the steps for applying a sensitivity label to a site itself.
Recently M365 was updated to allow administrators to enable sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 Groups and SharePoint sites. This means that any container in M365 that is backed by a Microsoft 365 Group or SharePoint can have sensitivity controls applied to it. This includes Microsoft Teams and OneDrive for Business. Within this post we’ll walk through the steps for enabling sensitivity labels for your tenant’s M365 Groups and SharePoint site.
Previously I provided information on sensitivity labels within Microsoft 365. Recently Microsoft updated sensitivity labels to give them scope. Sensitivity labels can be applied to files and emails, but they can also be applied to SharePoint sites and Microsoft 365 groups. A sensitivity label can be created for both aspects of Microsoft 365 at the same time, but for this post and the next, I will be focusing on a single sensitivity label type. In this post, I’ll discuss and demonstrate creating a sensitivity label for files and emails. If you are looking to create a label that applies to both you can utilize the information in this post and the post “Creating a Sensitivity Label for Sites and Groups”. In the following steps, I am going to enable all of the options available for the sensitivity label. They do not all have to be enabled. Determine your needs and select the options accordingly.
Every organization should have a method that allows its most sensitive data to be protected against access outside of the organization. Whether content is shared accidentally or maliciously, the damage of sensitive content getting into someone’s hands shouldn’t be damaging to any organization. Enter Microsoft 365 sensitivity labels.