Privacy and security in Microsoft Teams

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How can IT professionals support end users when working remotely? Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft recently posted a very interesting blog about Security and Privacy practices on Microsoft Teams. See below. 

Over the past week, there has been a lot written about video conferencing, privacy, and security. As an IT professional, you may be getting a lot of questions. We want to help. Privacy and security are always top of mind for IT, but never more so than at this moment, when the end users you support are working remotely. Recently, we shared best practices for enabling remote work and security. Today, we’d like to outline our approach to privacy and security in Microsoft Teams. Here is our commitment to you.

Privacy and security controls for video conferences in Teams

  • Meeting options: With meeting options, you can decide who from outside of your organization can join your meetings directly, and who should wait in the lobby for someone to let them in. PSTN callers will be joining via lobby. Meeting organizers can also remove participants during the meeting.
  • Roles in a meeting: A meeting organizer can define roles in a Teams meeting that designate “presenters” and “attendees,” and control which meeting participants are allowed to present content in the meeting.
  • Attendee consent for recording: All recordings of meetings are accompanied by a notice to attendees that a recording is taking place. The notice also links to the privacy notice for online participants, and the meeting organizer controls which attendees have the ability to record.
  • Meetings recording access: Meeting recording access is limited to those people who are on the call, or invited to the meeting, unless the meeting organizer authorizes others to access the recording. Recordings are uploaded to Microsoft Stream and may be shared and downloaded according to permissions enabled by account administrators.
  • Channel moderation and controls: Channel owners can moderate a channel conversation and control who is, and is not, allowed to share content in channel conversations. This helps ensure only appropriate content is viewed by others.
  • Communication compliance: Communication compliance enables organizations to foster a culture of inclusion and safety by identifying and preventing negative behaviors like bullying and harassment.

Full article can be found on Microsoft’s website: For IT professionals: Privacy and security in Microsoft Teams

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