Microsoft Teams Calls Are Getting E2EE In July
While Microsoft Teams already encrypts data at rest and in transit, it allows administrators to configure automatic recording and transcription of voice calls.
“Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls, providing an additional option for conducting sensitive online conversations. To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT will have full control of who can use E2EE in the organization,” the roadmap says.
Microsoft says that they will allow Microsoft Teams administrators to configure who has access to this feature to support their particular organization’s security and compliance policies.
As reported by MSPoweruser, this feature can be enabled by Microsoft Teams administrators for specific users or the entire organization. Users can then enable end-to-end encryption by enabling the ‘End-to-end encrypted calls’ setting under Settings > Privacy.
When end-to-end encryption is enabled, certain Microsoft Teams features will no longer be available, such as recording and transcription.
This feature will be a welcome addition as it allows the sharing of sensitive information, such as passwords, bank accounts, or other confidential information, without fear that it will be stored in recordings.