Public preview: Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Database
Customers can now try Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Database to further protect sensitive data from unauthorized access. Dynamic Data Masking is a policy-based security feature that helps limit the exposure of data by returning masked data to unprivileged users who run queries over designated database fields (for example, credit card numbers). The actual data on the database is not changed, and the data masking is done in real time as queries are processed. Dynamic Data Masking is available with the V12 update of Azure SQL Database. There is no additional charge for this feature. For more information, please visit the Dynamic Data Masking documentation page. For more information about the V12 update to Azure SQL Database, please visit the Microsoft Azure Blog or the SQL Database page.