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March 30, 2021

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Microsoft Information Protection adding support for double-byte character set languages

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Message Summary

Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) will soon be able to detect double-byte language characters found in East Asian languages. Initial languages supported are Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68711.

When this will happen

Rollout will begin mid-February and is expected to be complete by the end of February 2021.

How this will affect your organization

Double-byte character support improves application ability to detect double-byte language characters, improving the ability to understand, label, and protect customer data.

Support is for a full complement of MIP services:

  • Communication Compliance
  • Data loss prevention for Microsoft 365 workloads (including Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Teams)
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Microsoft Information Governance and Records Management

Support for double-byte character set languages accrues to any solution that requires proper word breaking, such as:

  • Custom keyword dictionaries of local language term
  • Custom sensitive information types using regex/keywords
  • Exact Data Match (EDM)
  • Out-of-the-box sensitive information types commonly used for your market (e.g., Japanese My Number, Japan Resident Registration Number, Credit Card, China Resident Identity Card (PRC) number, etc.)

What you need to do to prepare

Support for double-byte character set languages is on by default. You should consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

Learn more

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