Announcing Teams location picker support for security groups and distribution lists

Data loss prevention (DLP) for Microsoft Teams will soon support security groups and distribution lists as part of the Teams location picker.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68874.

When this will happen

Rollout will begin in mid-February and is expected to be complete by early March, 2021.

How this will affect your organization

With this update to the Teams location picker, you will have more granular control of DLP policy scope within the Microsoft 365 compliance center, such as the ability to include or exclude particular departments, business units, or geo-specific security groups. 

Note: The DLP policy will apply to the existing membership of security groups (SGs) or distribution group (DGs). The policy will be updated automatically to reflect any changes in membership.

What you need to do to prepare

Once available, you will see the new options as part of the Teams DLP policy settings in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.

Learn more about data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams.


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