Microsoft is rolling out new dashboards in its Microsoft 365 enterprise bundle to help security and compliance officers deal with new privacy laws. Microsoft 365, which includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, is gaining a new workspace for managing compliance with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regions’ laws. The Compliance Manager risk-assessment dashboard helps security and compliance professionals manage regulatory compliance tasks. Under GDPR, any EU resident can request data that’s been collected about them. The updated compliance manager helps Microsoft 365 users handle these data-subject requests. California’s new privacy laws offer similar protections, including giving consumers the right to request that personal information is deleted and to easily transfer data to other services. Microsoft VP and chief legal officer Brad Smith believes US lawmakers in 2019 will begin pushing ahead with federal privacy legislation to avoid a patchwork of state-based variants of California’s law. The tool also uses analytics to help display actions that compliance managers should take with respect to various regulations, including GDPR, the US HIPAA healthcare regulations, and ISO-27001 security standards. The new specialized workspaces give security and compliance teams a centralized view across Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), as well as Azure capabilities, according to Microsoft. Microsoft will roll out of the two dashboards this month and expects the worldwide rollout to be complete by the end of March. The new dashboards will be accessible from security.microsoft.com and compliance.microsoft.com,… [Read full story]
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