In today’s digital landscape, safeguarding organisational data is paramount. Microsoft 365 Copilot seamlessly integrates Large Language Models (LLMs) with your proprietary organisational data, ensuring both value and data security.
Accessing Organisational Data:
Microsoft 365 Copilot leverages the power of Microsoft Graph to access content and context. It can tap into a range of organisational data sources, including user documents, emails, calendars, chats, meetings, and contacts. By combining this content with a user’s specific context, such as ongoing meetings, recent email exchanges, or chat conversations, Copilot delivers precise, context-aware responses.
It’s important to note that Microsoft 365 Copilot only uses data accessible to individual users based on their permissions. To maintain data integrity, it relies on the permission models inherent in Microsoft 365 services, such as SharePoint, ensuring that the right individuals or groups have the appropriate access to your organisation’s content.
Furthermore, Copilot limits its search to the user’s own tenant and doesn’t access external tenants. Your data remains within the boundaries of the Microsoft 365 service.
Data Protection Measures:
Microsoft 365 Copilot employs a robust permissions model within your Microsoft 365 tenant to prevent unintentional data leakage. It adheres to the same data access controls as other Microsoft 365 services, respecting individual user identities and access boundaries.
To fortify data security, Microsoft implements multiple layers of protection:
– Logical isolation of customer content within each tenant using Microsoft Entra ID authorisation and role-based access control.
– Stringent physical security, background screening, and multi-layered encryption strategies to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of customer content.
– Compliance with global privacy laws like GDPR and standards such as ISO/IEC 27018, underscoring your control over your data.
– For content accessed through Microsoft 365 Copilot plug-ins, encryption can restrict programmatic access, ensuring data security.
In summary, Microsoft 365 Copilot not only enhances productivity but also prioritises data security and privacy. Your organisational data remains protected within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, fortified by robust access controls, encryption, and adherence to privacy standards.