Securely Using Microsoft Copilot


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How to Use Microsoft Copilot Safely with University Data

Microsoft Copilot for web (formerly Bing Chat Enterprise) is an AI-powered web chat that allows university employees and students to unlock the benefits of generative AI today, such as better answers, greater efficiency, and new ways to be creative. The tool web helps users tackle everyday tasks such as drafting an email, summarizing PDFs and articles, generating images with DALL-E 3, learning new skills, and getting answers to complex questions.

Copilot combines the generative AI capabilities of Bing Chat with commercial data protection - it is only approved for university use with public and confidential data. This means user and business data is protected and will not leak outside your organization, prompts and responses are not saved, no one at Microsoft can view chats, and data is not used to train the underlying large language model (LLM). 

How it works

The following guidelines must be followed in order to use Copilot Chat securely:

Note: In addition to only using Copilot Chat with public or confidential data, all users must follow and abide by university policy, and relevant state and federal law regarding protecting data and information systems, including but not limited to HIPAAFERPAGLBAGDPRFISMA (NIST 800-53r5)University HIPAA PolicyUniversity Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy 5001, and Administrative Policy Standard 6005 Information Security Program

Get Started

The app can be accessed from Microsoft Edge or Microsoft Bing. Make sure you are logged into your university account and then either:

  • Launch your browser and click the Copilot icon in the upper right hand corner; or,
  • Go to copilot.microsoft.com and login to begin.

Additional information about Microsoft Copilot can be found on the OIT tools and services webpage. If you have questions about using Copilot, please contact the Service Desk.

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