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SharePoint Site Features for Sensitive Data

Northwestern SharePoint sites have security settings intended for the management and sharing of folders containing sensitive data. Review the different data sensitivity levels outlined in the University Data Access Policy.

Below is a list of security features that are included in the SharePoint site design:

  • Sensitivity Labels can be applied to show which files/folders contain sensitive data and need to be handled appropriately 
  • Policies can be optionally applied to files/folders to prohibit external sharing
  • Notifications can be sent to SharePoint site owners for activities such as moves, deletions, and new permissions granted
  • Optional settings to prevent unauthorized changes to security settings on the site