Armstrong Teasdale's Boston Office
800 Boylston Street, 30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
Overview (Program Summary)
Whether the concern is email phishing, social media posts, or ChatGPT and the like, there seems to be no end to the ways in which employees can carelessly disclose confidential company information. With the best of intentions, employees continue to fall for “urgent” requests from the CFO and post non-public information on social media. Now, with the explosion of AI tools and the publicity surrounding generative AI, creative, well-meaning employees are experimenting with what appear to be helpful technologies to make their jobs easier. Need a marketing pitch? Copy and paste the company’s marketing plan. Need to interpret and organize data? Drop in company numbers. Need to write software code? Plug in some of your company’s existing source code. Need to write a legal memo? Surely ChatGPT and the like can do that. Oops.
How is an organization to protect its information from threats like these - enhanced monitoring of employees’ activity online or enhanced interrogation techniques? While respecting your employees’ integrity as well as their albeit limited privacy in the workplace, there are many paths to solving the challenge without approaching it as a zero sum result. This panel will address the ways in which the use of innovative technology, maintaining employee privacy, and improving IP protections can coexist.