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All files access vs. "Work-related files"

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To complete onboarding of my Android Work Profile, I need to setup MS Defender for Endpoint on my personal Android device. Defender continually prompts me for "All files access" permission, which I understand truly grants full, unmitigated access to all files -- including Downloads, random user-created file directories, and even other apps' data directories.


However, the Defender docs indicate that "On devices with a Work Profile, Defender for Endpoint only scans work-related files."


This prompts a handful of privacy questions:

  •  Is there a more exhaustive definition of what constitutes a work-related file?
  • Is there some safeguard in place to avoid scanning other files that are not "work-related"?
  • Do other actions besides scanning take place? If so, do those actions include files besides those deemed "work-related"?
  • Is any information about my non-"work-related" data collected and/or transmitted by MSDefender? For example, names/paths/extensions of files or directories?
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