Breaking news: Federal privacy commissioner’s investigation into OpenAI expands

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Three provincial privacy commissioners are joining the federal privacy commissioner’s office in investigating the practices of ChatGPT creator OpenAI.

Federal privacy commissioner Philippe Dufresne made the announcement today in a keynote speech at the annual symposium of the Canadian branch of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in Toronto.

Dufrense announced his office had started an investigation in April following a complaint.

The investigation into OpenAI, the operator of ChatGPT, was launched in response to a complaint alleging the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information without consent.

The statement didn’t say who or what organization filed the complaint.

Joining his inquiry will be the privacy commissioners of British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.

“We will be investigating whether OpenAI practices comply with Canadian privacy law with relation to consent, openness, transparency, access, accuracy and accountablity,” Dufresne told the conference, “and as well as whether the organization is collecting, using and disclosing personal information for appropriate purposes.”

He also said he is encouraged by OpenAI’s co-operation with his office so far.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomonhttps://www.itworldcanada.com
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times.

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