August 2023 Privacy Points: As promised, we have published the state’s Interim Guidelines for Purposeful and Responsible Use of Generative AI in Washington State Government. The guidelines contain a definition of generative AI, the principles on which the guidelines are based, considerations for fact-checking, bias reduction, attribution, sensitive or confidential data, and list of “dos and don’ts” for state employees who use generative AI. Feedback so far has been positive, and our AI Community of Practice continues to work to further develop artifacts to guide AI use in the state... (Read more)
- Data Privacy Day presentation: The state Office of Privacy and Data Protection (OPDP) recognized Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, 2021 with a virtual event that included guest speakers from the American Civil Liberties Union and The Future of Privacy Forum who presented on the important topic of privacy and equity.
- Tips for safely using public Wi-Fi: Many of us are spending more time online since the start of the pandemic and sometimes need to use public Wi-Fi to connect to the internet. If you do find yourself needing to use public Wi-Fi, please consider these recommendations from the state Chief Privacy Officer to help protect your data. (Language translations including Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 한국어, 简体中文 and русский язык)
- Video conferencing best practices: There have been several reports nationally about video conferences being disrupted by individuals transmitting hate speech, profanity and pornographic material. Please see these recommendations to mitigate these security risks. Also, a reminder: Do not click on emails where you don't know the sender, email has inconsistencies with grammar and/or spelling, or contain a web link you're unfamiliar with.