The ABA Litigation Section’s Privacy and Data Security Committee is celebrating Data Privacy Week 2024 with the theme “Take Control of Your Data!”
This year, artificial intelligence (AI) is also top of mind with the widespread adoption of Generative AI (GenAI) tools such as ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. Let’s dive into a few privacy-centric tips on data protection and responsible AI use.
Mindful Data Management
- Be wary of apps or services that require access to information that is not related to their services.
- Delete unused apps.
Adjust Privacy Settings
Check privacy and security settings on your apps, accounts, and devices. Set them to your comfort level for personal information sharing. Start small and over time you will make adjusting these settings a habit.
Protect Your Data
- Create strong, complex passwords (at least 12 characters), unique for each account and device. Use a reputable password manager to store each password securely.
- Turn on multifactor authentication (MFA) wherever it is permitted.
- Turn on automatic device, software, and browser updates, or make sure you install updates as soon as they are available.