comparison between sensitive info types and sensitivity labels

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We can use either sensitive info types or sensitivity labels to create DLP policy. Anyone has the reference article comparing between sensitive info types and sensitivity labels. At what situation we should choice one over the other?


I have googled online, but did not find the comparison information.  


Thanks in advance,


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It looks to me that I can create DLP policy rule using either sensitive info types or sensitivity labels. 


I would like to find out what's the advantage or disadvantage to chose one over the other when I create DLP policy rules. I have googled on the internet, but did not find article to compare sensitive info types and sensitivity labels together. Anyone can share this kind of information?


Thanks in advance,



Anyone has idea about this comparison?


Thanks, Peter

@px091 Hi Peter,


Have you managed to find anything so far - I'm on the same quest


Dave C