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Jumi Kassim talks Grammarly, data security with Protocol

Feb 28, 2022 | Firm News

Are companies like Grammarly putting your business’s data at risk in exchange for improved machine learning and better writing?

Patterson Thuente IP patent attorney Jumi Kassim was interviewed on the subject by Kate Kaye and Lizzy Lawrence from Protocol. a publication that “produces the unbiased, fact-based news and analysis that decision-makers in tech, business and public policy need to navigate a world in rapid change.”

“'[Grammarly} are taking copies of anything you’re typing into their system,’ Kassim said. For instance, when people use the Grammarly plugin while writing an email, ‘You’re giving them permission to take a copy of that.’ … ‘How much it is a big deal for companies depends on what data they are working with.'”

Companies like Microsoft have reportedly barred employees from using Grammarly, while Intuit performed a rigorous assessment of the service before opting for a Grammarly competitor that says “What you write will never make it into our machine learning models.”

Learn more about Jumi’s conversation with Protocol and check out the full article here:

Jumi Kassim is a patent attorney with Patterson Thuente IP whose practice focuses on patent prosecution in the areas of medical devices and software. She is a software engineer with experience in developing software systems and applications