Sensei Pens Column For Above The Law
May 4, 2023
Above the Law featured Sensei article entitled “Lawyers Breathe A Sigh of Relief: They Can Turn Off Chat History for ChatGPT” by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke. This article is the latest in a new monthly series entitled Cybersecurity: Tips From the Trenches with Sharon Nelson, Esq., John Simek and Michael Maschke of Sensei Enterprises. As noted authors and lecturers, Sharon, John and Michael speak on a variety of IT, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics subjects. They lecture throughout North America and have been interviewed by TIME, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Reuters, many newspapers and even Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine.
A Major Ethical Barrier to Using ChatGPT is Gone
Since ChatGPT is the most adopted of the generative AIs for lawyer usage, it was distressing that it presented cybersecurity and ethical concerns. Protecting the confidentiality of client data is an ethical mandate that made many lawyers and firms shy away from using ChatGPT.
Happily, you can now turn off Chat History for ChatGPT. OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, announced on April 25 that it had added the option to turn off chat history for ChatGPT, which will also prevent OpenAI from using your queries to improve the program.