Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft has announced general availability of Microsoft Information Protection in Power BI.

Microsoft Information Protection is a built-in, intelligent, unified, and extensible solution to protect sensitive data across your enterprise – in Microsoft 365 cloud services, on-premises, third-party SaaS applications, and more.


The Information Protection’s sensitivity labels in Power BI help users to classify and label data in Microsoft365 apps e.g. Excel.

Additionally, users can expect new capabilities that further persist labeling and protection of data as it moves between Power BI and other solutions like Microsoft Teams.

Our data owners can now classify their data with ease within Power BI and align with our existing Microsoft Information Protection labels. The integration with Microsoft Information Protection means that we can see where our important data is being used and be assured that exported data is automatically labelled and protected in accordance with our policies. In this way our users practice security by choice because it is easy. The ability to monitor activity and block or protect downloads of classified data in real-time using [Microsoft Cloud App Security] is a very powerful control, which gives us increased flexibility on collaborating and sharing securely.

Geoff Elton, Information Protection Security Engineering Lead at BP

More information on the topic can be found here