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New Tool to Protect your Data  

The Department of Information Technology will be implementing a new feature to increase the security of your sensitive information. This Office 365 “Policy Tip” feature will generate an unobtrusive banner in Outlook, OneDrive, and Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) notifying users when the email or document they are creating contains sensitive information.

A policy tip is simply a notification or warning that appears when someone is working with content that conflicts with a policy created by IT Security. The purpose of these policy tips is to increase awareness and help educate our users about Seton Hall University policies. You will have the option of Overriding the notification, as these are only intended to make you aware that sensitive information is about to be shared.


For email in Outlook on the web and Outlook 2013 and later, the policy tip appears at the top of a message above the recipients while the message is being composed.Data Protection Feature in Outlook


For documents in a OneDrive for Business account or SharePoint Online site, the policy tip is indicated by a warning icon that appears on the item. To view more information, you can select an item and then choose the Information pane icon in the upper-right corner of the page to open the details pane.Data Protection Feature in OneDrive

Office (Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, and Word 2016)

For Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, and Word 2016 documents that are stored on a OneDrive for Business site or SharePoint Online site that's included in the DLP policy, the policy tip appears on the Message Bar and the Backstage view. Data Protection Feature in Office

Categories: Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Technology Service Desk
  • (973) 275-2222
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