Information protection in Teams

Information protection in Teams

To meet your legal, regulatory and content security needs, Teams offers the following information protection capabilities through the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Center:




Any content stored in any Teams-related workload needs to be preserved immutably according to the enterprise corporate policy.

Compliance content search

Any content stored in any workload can be searched through rich filtering capabilities. All content can be exported to a specific container for compliance and litigation support​.


Rich eDiscovery in-place capabilities, including case management, preservation, search, analysis, and export are available to help our customers simplify the eDiscovery process and quickly identify relevant data while decreasing cost and risk.

Legal hold

When any team or individual is put on in-place hold or litigation hold, the hold is placed on both the primary and the archived messages (not including edits or deletes).

Audit log search

All team activities and business events must be captured and available for customer search and export.

Exchange online protection

Email messages that are sent to a channel are filtered for spam, malware, malicious links, spoofing, and phishing via Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection for Microsoft 365.

Conditional access

We ensure that access to Teams is restricted to devices that are compliant with your IT admin or corporate organization set policies and security rules. This includes MDM and MAM support with Intune for iOS and Android.

For more information about these compliance features, see Overview of security and compliance in Microsoft 365.

For more details about content searches and Teams, see the Teams section of Run a Content Search in the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Center.

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