New Communication Compliance features coming to preview

Coming to preview, Communication Compliance will soon be able to leverage optical character recognition to extract and evaluate images in messages. In addition, it will support additional languages for Threat, Profanity, and Harassment classifiers.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 70622 and 70623.

When this will happen

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

How this will affect your organization

With this update, we are introducing the ability to extract printed or handwritten text from images using Azure Computer Vision Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Text extracted can then be evaluated against conditions defined in your Communication Compliance policies.

Additionally, Communication Compliance will now be able to detect content that maps to Threat, Profanity, and Harassment classifiers in the following languages: 

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

What you need to do to prepare

To make use of these preview features, admins will need to explicitly configure a Communication Compliance policy and select optical character recognition or additional languages to detect as part of the policy conditions.

By default, global administrators do not have access to Communication Compliance features. To enable permissions for Communication Compliance features, see Make Communication Compliance available in your organization.

You might want to notify appropriate users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as needed.

Learn more about Communication Compliance in Microsoft 365.

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