The Canadian government opens investigation into ChatGPT’s parent company, OpenAI. The investigation was begun when the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada received a complaint. According to the complaint, OpenAI obtains personal information without the user’s consent.
“AI technology and its implications for privacy are a top priority for my office,” says Privacy Commissioner Philippe Dufresne. “As Commissioner, one of my key focus areas is keeping up with — and staying ahead of — fast-moving technological advances.”
The probe has received no public comment from OpenAI. When a user asks ChatGPT if it gathers personal information, the chatbot responds that it only collects information that the user provides.
“I do log certain data, such as the text inputs and outputs of the conversation,” ChatGPT explained, “but these logs are not linked to any personally identifiable information.”
The chatbot, on the other hand, warns against data acquired from third-party apps that host ChatGPT.
“It is important to note that if you interact with me via a third-party platform or service, such as a chatbot hosted on a website or a voice assistant device, that platform may collect personal information such as your IP address or device information,” ChatGPT explained.
Canada is not the first country that has expressed privacy concerns about ChatGPT; Italy banned the chatbot after an alleged data breach.
President Joe Biden of the United States met with experts to discuss potential concerns with artificial intelligence.
ChatGPT has many practical applications in various industries. For example, it can be used for customer service chatbots to provide quick and efficient support to customers. It can also be used for language translation, allowing people to communicate in different languages without the need for human translators. Additionally, ChatGPT can be used for content creation, such as generating news articles, blog posts, and product descriptions.
ChatGPT collects user data, including text inputs and voice recordings, to improve the quality of its responses. The collected data is anonymized and used only for training and development purposes.
The data collected by ChatGPT is used to improve the quality of its responses and to develop new features and services. ChatGPT does not use user data for any other purpose without explicit consent.
ChatGPT does not share user data with third parties without explicit consent, except when required by law or to protect its rights and property.
ChatGPT uses industry-standard security measures to protect user data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.