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Canadian privacy watchdog investigating OpenAI

The Canadian Press/Spencer Colby

According to CP24, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched an investigation into OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. Apparently, the office received a complaint that alleged personal information was being collected, used, and disclosed without user consent. The office says it will not release any information until investigations conclude, though they note that AI and its effects on privacy are a top priority.

This comes after Italy banned ChatGPT last week over privacy and data concerns. There have also been concerns about plagiarism and inaccuracy. As policymakers catch up to fast-moving AI technology it will be interesting to see how they respond.

Read more at CP24.


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