Data protection in Power BI

Data protection in Power BI

Power BI plays a key role in bringing data insights to everyone in an organization

But while data is more accessible to inform decisions, there is a greater risk of accidental over-sharing or misuse of business critical information. 

Microsoft has world-class security capabilities to help protect customers from threats. Over 3,500 security researchers along with sophisticated AI models reason every day over 6.5+ trillion signals globally to help protect customers against threats at Microsoft.

The data protection capabilities in Power BI build on Microsoft's security strengths and allow customers to empower every user to use Power BI and better protect their data, no matter where or how it is accessed.

Power BI includes various features to help you protect your organization's sensitive data : 

  • Sensitivity labels from Microsoft Purview Information Protection
  • Classify and label sensitive Power BI data

    Apply governance policies even when Power BI content is exported to Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc. to protect data even when it leaves Power BI.

  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
  • Monitor and protect user activity on sensitive data in real time with alerts, session monitoring, and risk remediation using Defender.

    Improve organizational oversight by empowering security administrators who use data protection reporting and security investigation capabilities.

  • Microsoft 365 data loss prevention
  • Central security teams can use Microsoft 365 data loss prevention policies to enforce the organization's DLP policies on Power BI. 

    DLP policies for Power BI can detect sensitive information types and sensitivity labels on data sets, and trigger automatic risk remediation actions.

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