Data Protection

What is Data Protection?

The challenge of data protection is at the intersection of data collection and dissemination regimes, privacy expectations, and legal frameworks. The framework of information security (InfoSec) was developed to meet those challenges around preventing the unauthorized use of data.

Protecting data requires protecting an individual’s privacy and personally identifiable information while it is utilized. InfoSec analysts recommend various software, hardware, and human resources to meet the challenges around data protection.

Legal frameworks provide the compliance and data privacy regulations that data protection regimes will be designed around. Understanding data protection means understanding and monitoring the governmental sector and careful planning to comply with new laws.

How Does Azure Protect Data?

Data is classified based on sensitivity
Our policies classify and label data when it is created or modified based on source, context, and content. Azure Information Protection’s classification is fully automatic and driven by users.

Collaboration is more secure
You can share data with colleagues, customers, and partners, safely. Customization options let you choose who can access data and what they can do with it (e.g. permissions to view and edit files but not print or forward)

Data is protected at all times
Classification and protection information is embedded in your data so it goes wherever your data goes. No matter where or who it is shared with, it is protected.

Easy to Use Tools
Classification and protection information controls are integrated with Microsoft Office and other apps for one click data security. In-app notifications such as recommended classification help you make right decisions.

Track, monitor and analyze your data
Track activities on data you share and control access when necessary. Powerful logging and reporting tools for your team monitor and analyze data at scale.

More flexible management and deployment
Encryption is in your hands with Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) options. Whether you utilize a private or public cloud, you have the flexibility to choose how encryption keys are managed.

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