Make user presence controllable for internal users and external users
It would be great if we can have Presence privacy mode feature like Skype for Business.
Furthermore, internal users and external user are controlled at the same time in the Presence privacy mode.
Therefore, a function to control the presence separately for those users would be appreciated.
I totally agree this must be controllable by the User otherwise it could be a legal issue in Europe.
In my view, publishing the presence state to external contacts without explicit user consent most probably violates against European data privacy regulations (GDPR)
Besides the legal side of the issue, we would highly appreciate the following features:
- a tenant-wide default configuration for the publication of the presence state (on / off / contacts only) --> managed by admins
- a user default configuration for for the publication of the presence state (on / off / contacts only) --> managed by the user
- the possiblity to override the default configuration on the level of an individualt contact (on for external contacts A, C, and D; all others off per default) --> managed by the user.
Teams is a great tool, and having external users be able to share in the experience is great, but Admins and/or local must be able to limit that access - including presence status.
I agree that having external users knowing your presence is a breach of confidentiality as stated by T. Leng, and quite possibly security. This feature is an absolute must.
It's a shame that there are so many similar threads on this subject - combine them in to one and it's a powerful statement we are making.
That is must have option.
Thomas Leng commented
I agree - having random external people able to view your presence, simply by knowing your email address seems like a breach of confidentiality. How can Microsoft justify sharing personal information about me with people who have no connection to me?
Saksham Minocha commented