House Bans Staff Use of Microsoft AI Copilot

Office of Cybersecurity says the application could leak data to cloud services.

The House of Representatives imposed a total ban on the use of Microsoft’s AI assistant Copilot by congressional staffers.

“The Microsoft Copilot application has been deemed by the Office of Cybersecurity to be a risk to users due to the threat of leaking House data to non-House approved cloud services,” the House’s Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Szpindor said in the report.

Legislators have been focused on mitigating the risks of AI, especially when used by government workers, who frequently deal with sensitive information. A Microsoft spokesperson said the company was not offended by the decision, and would do its best to develop an AI application suitable for federal use.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House of Representatives as they seek to ensure the security of sensitive information.
  • For Chief Administrative Officer Szpindor as she oversees the cyber security of the lower chamber.

Sources: Reuters, Axios


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