I am looking for options where I can restrict the deletion of files using retention lables on SharePoint Libraries defined at Compliance centre.

It seems like the default setting is that usres with Edit/Contribute permissions can change the retention label, what is the use of having retention labes if users can change it?

Any solutions to restrict people with Edit/Contribute permissions on SharePoint Library to change the retention label?

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As per my knowledge, it is by design in SharePoint Online and I'm afraid there is not such setting to restrict people from changing the retention label.

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