Canadian privacy authorities investigating ChatGPT's use of personal information

Federal and provincial privacy authorities in Canada are pursuing a joint investigation into OpenAI, the company behind artificial intelligence-powered chatbot ChatGPT, after receiving a complaint about the company’s disclosure of personal information.

A statement on Thursday said provincial authorities in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec have joined the investigation launched by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in April because the issue affects people across the country.

“Given the broad scope and significant privacy impact of artificial intelligence and its relevance to all Canadians, the four offices have decided to jointly investigate the matter,” the statement read.

The complaint that sparked the investigation claimed the company collected, used and disclosed personal information

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