Configure privacy options in Office for Mac 2011
Preference settings can help you mitigate privacy threats and control the disclosure of personal information. For example, document metadata may contain the author's name and contact information. To help ensure a high level of privacy, we recommend that users edit or remove any author and contact information that is associated with documents.
There are no administrative settings that allow you to enforce security preferences that you specify. Even if you set and deploy security preferences, users can change these preferences at a later time. Therefore, if you are deploying security settings as part of your organization's policy, you must educate your users about the risks associated with changing default settings.
Configure privacy options as recommended in the following table:
Customer Experience Improvement Program
If you choose to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), which is a recommended best practice, Microsoft collects anonymous feedback, including application usage patterns and the hardware configuration of the user's system. By default, users are not enrolled in CEIP and they are not required to participate in the program.
Document metadata that contains user information
If users share copies of an Excel workbook or a Word document, they should review any personal and hidden information and decide whether it is appropriate to include. Users can configure personal information removal in the Office for Mac 2011 Preference settings.
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