Microsoft Teams will receive end-to-end encryption next month

As announced, Microsoft Teams will improve the security and privacy of user communication next month with end-to-end encrypted 1: 1 voice calls.

Although Microsoft Teams already encrypts idle and transit data, it allows administrators to configure automatic recording and transcription of voice calls.

Therefore, calls from Microsoft Teams are not suitable for the exchange of very sensitive information that should remain private between two people.

Starting in July, Microsoft Teams received end-to-end encryption for 1: 1 VoIP calls, so conversations remain completely private.

“Teams will support the option of using end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1: 1 Teams VoIP calls, providing an additional option for conducting sensitive online calls,” said Microsoft.

Microsoft says it will allow Microsoft Team administrators to configure who has access to this feature to comply with certain security policies for their organization.

This feature can be enabled by Microsoft Team 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 in Settings> Privacy.

Once end-to-end encryption is enabled, certain Microsoft Teams features will no longer be available, such as recording and transcription.

This feature is welcome because it allows the exchange of sensitive data, such as passwords, bank accounts or other confidential information, without fear of being stored in the recordings.

In October 2020, Zoom began supporting end-to-end encryption for meetings with up to 200 participants for all its users.

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