Hide specific users from Delve
I would like to exclude specific users from showing up in Delve searches. I can add a search query rule to exclude these users from a SharePoint Online search but this doesn't work in Delve and the users still show.
Can we please have a method to exclude users from showing in Delve?
It's really annoying when someone who left our school ages ago shows up😒😒
Erik Olsson commented
Any updates on this? Customer want to exclude certain individuals from showing up in Delve due to privacy restrictions.
You can create a Conditional Access Policy and select the group of users, who you don't want using Delve to find information. The app to block is Office Delve. It's not hiding specific users from appearing in Delve but restricting users who should be able to use Delve. Also stops the need to disable Delve org-wide. :)
Hannah Quaintrell commented
Without this we are probably going to have to disable Office Graph and Delve altogether as currently guest users are also found via Delve, albeit only their email address, but this can be sensitive and a GDPR compliance issue.
Exclude specific users from showing up in Delve and SharePoint address book.
Yamine Taieb commented
We need a way to control how users are searchable from Delve/SPO people search. Currently, guest users are not searchable in Delve people search and this seems to correspond to GDPR. But we need a way to control it in order to decide whether or not these users are searchable.
legal request, required
Rosanna Foster commented
We need this feature!
With the most recent privacy laws passed in the USA, this control should be mandatory, with a high priority correction issued.
If this is not corrected immediately then we need contact information from Microsoft on where to send the companies non-compliance fines as we receive them.
Aldin Turcinovic commented
This idea is pending from 2015!
GDPR is live but Microsoft obviously doesn't care...
Please fix this soon. We have users who no longer work at our company showing up in Delve.
People before me have really good arguments - no reason for me to duplicate anything. :-)
If Delve is meant to assist enterprises with the representation of an authoritative explorable corporate directory, then there really has to be enough natively accessible controls to enable accurate representations of all the oddities that exist in organizational structures.
Not being able to simply and directly control user object visibility within Delve is a massive drawback.
Robin Lindheimer commented
In the short run, it would be nice if we had the option to turn of the Org Chart feature in the short run, until this gets fixed.
Staff that have terminated from council need to be excluded from delve. We have even had examples of staff that have past away showing up in our current org structure which has been distressing for some people. This needs to be fixed asap.
It would seem simple to add an option to limit search results to a single OU, i.e. the OU where all the users are. Instead Delve searches return all disabled, terminated, admin, service and mailbox accounts etc which is confusing and irrelevant. It would seem that the product is broken without this.
Need this for GDPR regulations in Norway as we have one tenant including students and employees
Even "msExchHideFromAddressLists = true", the user's profiles still could be found in Delve.
Give the customer the capability to at least hide deleted users from Delve. This is a must have.
Anyone that is concerned with this requirement, should also be concerned with the fact that any type of user can see the whole O365 directory, including all contact details and the organisational structure. It is now possible to remove specific users from the crawl, but that does not mean that all other users are willing to share their details with various external users that are invited to SharePoint for example.
Also, as @Liz already commented, GDPR requires a good reasons for every business scenario where personal details are shared. I doubt that letting everyone, including company external users, to search delve, is well aligned with expectations from GDPR.
Please vote the below suggestion up here so that only specified users or groups are allowed to search delve, like using the profile cards in SharePoint etc