Posted by: kurtsh | November 14, 2019

INFO: MyAnalytics & Privacy

imageThere are a number of resources that explain what MyAnalytics, how it works, what it’s intended for, and how it complies with GDPR & other privacy concerns.

Privacy guide for MyAnalytics admins

By using data generated from everyday work in Office 365, MyAnalytics helps people understand how they spend their limited time and who they spend it with, and then presents intelligent tips on how to work smarter.

This page answers key questions on how MyAnalytics processes information in a manner that protects employee privacy and supports compliance with local regulations, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


  • MyAnalytics is not designed to enable employee evaluation, tracking, automated decision-making, profiling, or monitoring.
  • MyAnalytics does not give employees access to new personally-identifiable information on other coworkers.
  • MyAnalytics data is processed and stored in the employee’s Exchange Online mailbox.
  • MyAnalytics supports General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.
  • MyAnalytics can be configured so that individuals must purposefully opt in.
  • MyAnalytics reminds people that their data is private and secure.

For more details, visit the following:

MyAnalytics privacy, security, and compliance

Microsoft’s vision focuses on empowering your employees. Microsoft MyAnalytics supports this vision by helping knowledge workers better understand how they use their most important and limited resource: time. By using data that people generate as they work in Office 365, MyAnalytics helps them understand how they spend their time, and then gives them tips on how to work smarter.

It can be challenging to explain these benefits to employees and gain their buy-in on an application that appears to store and process personal information. The Privacy, security, and compliance white paper explains how Microsoft built MyAnalytics with this concern in mind. This content will help business leaders and Office 365 administrators who are considering purchasing, trialing, or deploying MyAnalytics for their employees.

Frequently Asked Questions about MyAnalytics

This FAQ provides insights & specific answers to questions to Privacy questions, End User questions, and IT Administrator questions, such as:

Q1. Who can see my data?

Only you can see your data. The statistics and insights that are generated from your data are for your eyes only. Your manager or system administrator cannot view your personal data.

Read the FAQ here:


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