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Azure Information Protection Scanner Retention Labels

I looked for documentation regarding the AIP Scanner's ability to apply retention labels along with sensitivity labels and I was not able to gain any clarity. Is it possible to apply retention labels using the AIP Scanner?

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JamesTran-MSFT answered JackReynolds-3400 commented

@johnwilliams-4177
Thank you for your post and I apologize for the delayed response! Based off the AIP scanner's process, it doesn't look like it applies retention labels, only sensitivity labels.

I did some more research to confirm this, and can see that a retention label and sensitivity label are two different features. A retention label allows you to retain or delete content, and can be automatically applied via retention policies. Sensitivity labels from the Microsoft Information Protection solution, lets you classify and protect your organization's data.


When it comes to the AIP scanner's process, it runs through:

  1. Determining whether files are included or excluded for scanning

  2. Inspecting and label files

  3. Labeling files that can't be inspected

To classify and protect your files, the scanner uses sensitivity labels configured in one of the Microsoft 365 labeling admin centers, including the Microsoft 365 Security Center, the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, and the Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Center.


Additional Link:
Automatically apply a retention label to retain or delete content


If you have any other questions, please let me know.
Thank you for your time and patience throughout this issue.


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Hi @JamesTran-MSFT, are you aware if this is something on the roadmap for Microsoft/the AIP Scanner?

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Thank you for the reply on this!

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if implementing retention labels is on the roadmap for the Azure Information Protection Scanner. However, if you'd like this feature to be implemented, I'd recommend creating a feature request using our User Voice forum so our engineering team can take a look into this.

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Thanks @JamesTran-MSFT .

I have created a feature request that can be found here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/34192--general-feedback/suggestions/43179096-aip

If anyone else believes this would be a useful feature, please upvote the enhancement request above.

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