Loyola University Chicago

Data Loss Prevention


ITS is implementing Data Loss Prevention (DLP) to protect data and build awareness about information security at Loyola. Data loss prevention is a way for the University to monitor, identify, and reduce the accidental release of sensitive information found in emails and Office 365 files. For examples of Loyola sensitive and protected data, see the Data Classification policy.

Data Loss Prevention will help classify and protect MS Office 365 documents and Outlook emails by applying sensitivity labels. In Office 365, a label is associated to a document and then stored as a sensitivity property on it. Once saved, DLP classification labels will remain with the document, whether shared internally or externally.


  • Ensures that data is managed in a uniform manner across the University.
  • Warns users about disclosing confidential data outside the University.
  • Monitors the usage of and secures data according to the Loyola Data Classification Policy.

Getting Started

  • DLP Overview Video for an overview of the benefits of DLP.
  • DLP Application Uses Video for step-by-step visual instructions applying DLP.
  • For personal devices, install the DLP client (Note: the DLP client cannot distinguish between personal and work-related files. Inspection according to the defined DLP rules may take place for any supported document that is opened on the machine.)
    1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=53018. (Note: The DLP client is unavailable for macOS)
    2. If prompted, download and save the file "AzInfoProtection_UL.exe". The download may also begin automatically.
    3. Open this file and follow the prompts to install the software.
  • Loyola Secure Transfer is recommended if there is a business need to transmit Loyola Protected Data to a 3rd party.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions were held in April and May and are now complete. Click HERE for the Information Session PowerPoint.

Have an issue or concern?

Contact the ITS Service Desk by logging an incident, via email at ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu, or via phone at 773-508-4487.

Last Modified:   Fri, May 21, 2021 4:27 PM CDT