DLP Policy Modification Procedure

This admin procedure will provide background information on modifying an existing DLP rule.

This article is intended for employees of organizations that use Sittadel's security. Additionally, there are some actions that can only be accomplished by those with administrative privileges.

DLP Policies

Organizations have sensitive information under their control such as financial data, proprietary data, credit card numbers, health records, or social security numbers. To help protect this sensitive data and reduce risk, they need a way to prevent their users from inappropriately sharing it with people who shouldn't have it. This practice is called data loss prevention (DLP), in Purview you implement data loss prevention by defining and applying DLP policies.


Procedure Scope: Administrators

Required Group Membership: Admin.DataLossPrevention


Modifying a DLP Policy

  1. Navigate to DLP Policies – Purview, locate the policy you wish to alter. Select Edit Policy to begin the modification process.
  2. Upon opening the policy, all the information of the policy will be displayed. 4 points of interest will be available to Edit. You can modify the sections as needed.
    1. Name: Adjust the non-functional elements of the policy, only Description is available for modification.
    2. Locations: Specifies the users or groups and platform that the DLP policy will be monitoring.
    3. Advanced DLP Rules: Specifies the conditions that will be checked and actions that will be applied to messages that fail compliance; a pop-up will display all current conditions and actions being applied; this window is where you can make any necessary tweaks to policy enforcement criteria.
    4. Policy Mode: Specifies the state of the policy if it is testing, on, or off.
  3. Once the necessary change has been made, the last step is to finalize revisions by selecting Submit.
  4. A final prompt will notify you that the label has been updated, select Done to finalize the modification process.

You're Finished!

You should have successfully modified the specified DLP policy, any functional elements that have been modified will now be pursued for policy enforcement. For any other problems or questions, reach out to us!